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Judge tentatively rules against new trial in Michael Jackson case

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge has tentatively ruled against a new trial against entertainment giant AEG Live in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson's family asks for new AEG trial

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Michael Jackson's family filed for a new trial in the wrongful-death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG, which was acquitted two months ago.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
By United Press International
Katherine Jackson appealing wrongful death verdict

Katherine Jackson appealing wrongful death verdict

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Katherine Jackson has filed documents in Los Angeles appealing the jury's verdict in her son Michael's wrongful death lawsuit, TMZ reported.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Conrad Murray says he cried when he heard Jackson-AEG verdict

Conrad Murray says he cried when he heard Jackson-AEG verdict

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The doctor behind bars for the death of Michael Jackson says he cried when he heard the U.S. pop star's family lost a wrongful-death lawsuit against AEG Live.

Michael Jackson death acquittal may not be end for AEG Live

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The acquittal of concert promoter AEG Live in U.S. singer Michael Jackson's death may not be the end of the Jackson family's legal action, a family lawyer said.
Michael Jackson's family loses lawsuit against AEG

Michael Jackson's family loses lawsuit against AEG

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's family Wednesday lost its civil suit seeking to hold AEG Live responsible for the popular U.S. singer's 2009 death from over-medication.
Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial to resume deliberations Tuesday

Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial to resume deliberations Tuesday

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles jury considering Michael Jackson's wrongful-death trial will resume deliberations Tuesday, officials said.
Michael Jackson's wrongful-death lawsuit goes to jury

Michael Jackson's wrongful-death lawsuit goes to jury

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The wrongful-death lawsuit Michael Jackson's family brought against concert promoter AEG Live was handed over to a Los Angeles jury Thursday.
Michael Jackson's family seeking $290M in personal damages

Michael Jackson's family seeking $290M in personal damages

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's family is seeking $290 million in personal damages in the pop star's wrongful death lawsuit against AEG in Los Angeles, the BBC reported.

Jackson judge tosses case against AEG executives

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge tossed the negligence case by Michael Jackson's family against two executives promoting Jackson's "This Is It" comeback tour when he died.

Conrad Murray to be released from prison in October

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Relatives of pop icon Michael Jackson say they are outraged Dr. Conrad Murray will not serve his full sentence for manslaughter, Britain's Daily Mirror said.
Debbie Rowe to testify for AEG in Jackson wrongful death trial

Debbie Rowe to testify for AEG in Jackson wrongful death trial

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's ex-wife is expected to testify next week as a witness for AEG Live at the late singer's wrongful death trial in Los Angeles, TMZ said.
Katherine Jackson says in court son Michael was a 'good person'

Katherine Jackson says in court son Michael was a 'good person'

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's mom Katherine said at his wrongful death trial in Los Angeles the late pop star was a "good person" whose behavior was misunderstood.
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On June 25, 2009, American singer Michael Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication after he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, said he found Jackson in his room, not breathing, but with a faint pulse, and that he administered CPR on his bed to no avail. After placing a call to 9-1-1 at 12:20 p.m., Jackson was treated by paramedics at his home, and later pronounced dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. On August 28, 2009, the Los Angeles County Coroner announced Jackson's death a homicide. Before his death, Jackson reportedly had been administered propofol, along with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines: lorazepam and midazolam. Law enforcement officials investigated Jackson's personal physician. On February 8, 2010, Murray pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, and was released after posting a US$75,000 bail. His trial is scheduled to start September 8, 2011.

Jackson's death also triggered an outpouring of grief around the world, creating unprecedented surges of Internet traffic and causing sales of his music and that of the Jackson 5 to increase dramatically. Jackson had intended to perform his concert series entitled This Is It to over one million people at London's O2 Arena, from July 13, 2009 to March 6, 2010. His public memorial service was held on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where he had rehearsed for the London concerts the night before his death. His memorial service was broadcast live around the world, attracting a global audience of up to one billion people. In March 2010, Sony Music Entertainment signed a US$250 million deal with Jackson's estate to retain distribution rights to his recordings until 2017, and to release seven posthumous albums over the decade following his death. His death ranked #1 on VH1/VH1 Classic's list of 100 Most Shocking Moments in Music.

Jackson arrived for rehearsal at Staples Center around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, according to a magician who was there. The singer complained of laryngitis and did not rehearse until 9 p.m. "He looked great and had great energy," the magician added. The rehearsal went past midnight. The next morning Jackson did not come out of his bedroom. According to the attorney of Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician, Murray entered the room in the afternoon and found Jackson in bed and not breathing. Jackson had a weak pulse, and his body was still warm. Murray tried to revive Jackson for five to ten minutes, at which point he realized he needed to call for help. Murray stated that he was hindered because there was no landline in the house. Murray also stated that he could not use his cell phone to call 911 because he did not know the exact address. Murray stated that he also phoned security, but did not get an answer. Finally Murray ran downstairs, yelled for help, and told a chef to bring security up to the room. By the time security called 911, Murray stated that only 30 minutes had passed.

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