Posted on Fri Mar 21st, 2014 1:15pm PDT By X17 Staff
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine has lost the appeal for her $40 billion wrongful death case against AEG Live, according to court documents. Not only has the appeal been dismissed, but parties must cover their own court costs.
Katherine and Michael’s three children filed the appeal in November, which was a month after a jury ruled that AEG Live was not responsible for the pop star's death in 2009.
Jackson died from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, and though blame initially fell on Dr. Conrad Murray and possibly AEG for contracting him, the jury ruled that he was not "unfit or incompetent to perform the work for which he was hired," which was what got AEG off the hook. In 2011, Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving the drug to the star and he was subsequently sentenced to four years in prison.
In January a Los Angeles judge rejected a request from the family for a new trial, but it appears as though they were still holding out some hope in this civil appeal.
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