Michael Jackson, Rest in Peace, as Final Court Case Ends
After five months of arguments portraying superstar Michael Jackson as either an entertainer victimized by a greedy promoter or a pathological liar and drug abuser in a tailspin, a Los Angeles jury acquitted Jackson’s concert promoter, AEG Live, of any liability for his death. The suit, which could have cost AEG more than a billion dollars, was brought by Jackson’s mother and his three young children. They alleged that AEG had been negligent in hiring and supervising Dr. Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson the sedative that led to his death. The verdict ends the grueling legal battles raging since Jackson’s tragic death four years ago.