I talked earlier about the deposition of the children of Michael Jackson as part of the wrongful death action brought by their maternal grandmother, Katherine Jackson after the death of her son, pop star Michael Jackson.
In early October, a California jury ruled against Mrs. Jackson and the children of Mr. Jackson. While the jury agreed with the plaintiff that A.E.G. Entertainment hired the doctor whose actions led to the death of Mr. Jackson, the jury found the company was not negligent in assuming Dr. Conrad Murray was professionally fit to care for Mr. Jackson.
Points about the case include the following:
In a statement that sums up the lawsuit, jury foreman Gregg Barden noted “[s]omebody had to die for us to be here. … It was really a tragic situation.” Lawyers for Mrs. Jackson state an appeal is possible.
If a loved one is killed due to the negligence of another in New York, speak with skilled legal counsel about the possibility of a wrongful death action.