facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Emails could be key in Michael Jackson wrongful death suit

May 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- A lawyer representing the estate of Michael Jackson's manager has emails the pop star's lawyers said could be key in the wrongful death trial against AEG Live.

The emails from Jackson's last manager, Frank DiLeo, were presumed lost when DiLeo's laptop went missing after his death in 2011.

David Regoli, a Pennsylvania lawyer representing DiLeo's estate, said the laptop had been recovered and he would submit any emails pertaining to the case after combing through them, CNN reported Friday.

Lawyers for Jackson's mother and three children hope the emails will support their claim DiLeo was beholden to concert promoter AEG Live and not the pop star, the report said.

Jackson's family is suing AEG for wrongful death, alleging the company was at fault because it failed to hire an appropriate physician for Jackson, and then neglected to supervise the singer properly.

AEG has maintained Jackson handpicked Dr. Conrad Murray -- who is serving a four-year prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter for administering lethal levels of propofol and sedatives to the singer in an effort to help him sleep as he prepared for a high-profile concert residency in London. AEG said Jackson kept his sleeping problems a secret.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit
2
Ricki Lake, husband Christian Evans reportedly split Ricki Lake, husband Christian Evans reportedly split
3
Kate Middleton resumes royal duties after pregnancy announcement Kate Middleton resumes royal duties after pregnancy announcement
4
Renee Zellweger looks unrecognizable at red carpet event Renee Zellweger looks unrecognizable at red carpet event
5
Britney Spears' manager dishes on infamous VMAs kiss with Madonna Britney Spears' manager dishes on infamous VMAs kiss with Madonna
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback