Katherine Jackson seeks retrial over pop icon Michael Jackson's death
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Michael Jackson's mother Katherine is seeking a retrial against tour promoters AEG Live, who were found not liable over the pop icon's 2009 death, court documents show.
The 83-year-old claims the verdict reached in October after a five-month trial in Los Angeles is invalid because of alleged jury misconduct, new evidence and "an error in law", according to a legal filing on Monday.
The Jackson matriarch sued AEG Live in 2010 claiming they negligently hired and supervised Conrad Murray, the doctor subsequently convicted of involuntary manslaughter over the Thriller singer's death on June 25, 2009.
Jackson died from an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol, given by Murray at the star's rented mansion in Los Angeles, where he was rehearsing for the shows at London's O2 Arena.