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AEG Live Not Liable For Jackson Death

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Making headlines this morning, the jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial has found concert promoter AEG Live not liable in the King of Pop's death.

Jurors said that although they believe that AEG knowingly hired Doctor Conrad Murray, they found Murray was competent to do the job.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson an overdose of an anesthetic to help him sleep.

He is scheduled to be released from jail later this month.

This ruling saves AEG from paying millions of dollars in damages to the Jackson family, but the Jackson's will most likely appeal.

Attorney Ken Rothweiler was on Good Day to break down what this all means. Rothweiler was definitely shocked by the verdict. In his segment, he explained the different versions of the Comparative Negligence legal claim. Rothweiler then analyzed what the jury decided.

It was proven that AEG hired Murray, and according to Rothweiler, people thought that proof was the hurdle to implicate the company. However, it was shown to the jury that Murray was a competent doctor with years of experience,  so it was decided that assigning him to Jackson was not negligence on the part of AEG. Therefore, the case never got to the money settlement question.

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