Monday April 29th marks day one of the Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Civil lawsuit against tour promoters AEG Live.
AEG Live were the sole promoters of the 50 show tour which never happened. Jackson at age 50, drowning in debt and seeking to rebuild a reputation damaged by his 2005 trial and acquittal on child molestation charges, died in Los Angeles of an overdose of the powerful surgical anaesthetic Propofol and a cocktail of other sedatives in June 2009.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos will issue her final pretrial rulings at 10 a.m. before opening statements begin. Katherine Jackson, 82, claims AEG Live is responsible for the death of her son, Michael Jackson, in 2009. The lawsuit alleges that privately-held AEG Live was negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray who was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson as he rehearsed for a series of 50 shows. Murray is currently serving a four-year prison sentence after being found criminally negligent by administering Propofol to Jackson as a sleep aid.