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March 13, 1997 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two and a half years after Delores Jackson drowned in his swimming pool, businessman Donald Bohana pleaded not guilty Wednesday to her murder and was ordered held in lieu of $1-million bail. A short bail hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court depicted Bohana as a 60-year-old businessman with widespread contacts, a pilot's license--and more than $4 million in debts.
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January 4, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A Los Angeles judge heard arguments Friday over her tentative ruling this week denying Katherine Jackson's request for a new trial against entertainment giant AEG Live in the death of her son, Michael Jackson. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos took the case under submission following the morning hearing, which came three months after jurors decided AEG was not responsible for Jackson's death. Palazuelos issued her tentative 44-page ruling Thursday. When the judge makes her final decision, the parties will have 30 days to file an appeal.
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June 6, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Jeff Gottlieb
Paris Jackson has been the subject of intense media attention since her apparent suicide attempt early Wednesday morning at her Calabasas home, and the Jackson family is urging the public to respect their privacy. Paris' uncles Jackie, Marlon and Tito released a statement saying Michael Jackson's daughter was recovering. “She is safe and doing fine,” they said . “We truly appreciate you respecting our family's privacy at this time.” The Jackson family attempt also asked the media to respect boundaries.
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December 13, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Michael Jackson's mother and three children have filed a motion for a new trial in their wrongful-death case, which ended 2 1/2 months ago when jurors found concert promoter AEG Live not liable for the singer's overdose death. Much of the Jacksons' motion, filed in Superior Court on Thursday, relies on sworn statements from four jurors who indicated that they found the verdict form confusing. The 12 jurors had to answer yes to five questions in order to find AEG liable. PHOTOS: Michael Jackson | 1958-2009 Jurors agreed that AEG Live had hired Dr. Conrad Murray, who administered the fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol to Jackson.
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October 3, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Michael Jackson's mother may have lost her main chance at holding AEG Live liable for her son's death after a jury on Wednesday sided with the concert promoter in a widely watched lawsuit, but an attorney for the family said all options remain on the table. After the verdict was read in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom -- clearing AEG Live of liability in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson a few weeks before his 50-concert London comeback was to begin -- Katherine Jackson looked ahead stoically.
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November 9, 2011 | By Victoria Kim and Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
With the conviction this week of Michael Jackson's doctor on an involuntary manslaughter charge, the question of blame in the pop star's death shifts to a new and much wealthier defendant: Los Angeles entertainment behemoth Anschutz Entertainment Group. The conclusion of the criminal case sets the stage for proceedings in civil court, where the pop star's mother and children are pressing a wrongful death suit against the corporation and its concert subsidiary, AEG Live, the promoter of Jackson's doomed comeback attempt.
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December 10, 1994 | ANN O'NEILL
Accusing the Jackson family of "duplicitous" business dealings, attorneys for a French clothing manufacturer filed a lawsuit seeking more than $17 million, contending that the entertainers reneged on an exclusive deal to market the Jackson family name and logo on a line of jeans and sportswear.
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November 10, 1993
Armed with a search warrant, Los Angeles police have searched the Encino residential compound of pop superstar Michael Jackson's family, but whether any evidence was seized has not been revealed. Police have declined to comment, but sources close to the case confirmed that the search took place Monday. Jackson is the subject of a continuing criminal investigation touched off last summer by a 13-year-old boy's allegations that the entertainer sexually molested him.
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April 1, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Emmy-winning producer Gary Smith filed a lawsuit Thursday against Jackson family members charging fraud and breach of contract in connection with the financially troubled "Jackson Family Honors" musical benefit. The 30-page complaint filed on behalf of Smith-Hemion Productions Inc.
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August 31, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI and AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Members of Michael Jackson's family broke their silence Monday and publicly defended their son and sibling against allegations of sexual abuse during a news conference called to promote a television special. At the outset, a publicist warned that the allegations against the singer were off-limits for discussion during the session held at the Academy Plaza Theater and attended by Jackson's parents, two of his brothers and a sister.
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October 3, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Michael Jackson's mother may have lost her main chance at holding AEG Live liable for her son's death after a jury on Wednesday sided with the concert promoter in a widely watched lawsuit, but an attorney for the family said all options remain on the table. After the verdict was read in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom -- clearing AEG Live of liability in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson a few weeks before his 50-concert London comeback was to begin -- Katherine Jackson looked ahead stoically.
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October 2, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
The jury in the Michael Jackson case has reached a verdict in the wrongful-death case against concert promoter AEG Live. The verdict will be read at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time and broadcast live.  Jackson's mother and three children brought the lawsuit, saying AEG Live hired and supervised Conrad Murray, the Las Vegas doctor who gave the singer a fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic while he was rehearsing for 50 sold-out concerts in London, with...
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October 2, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Ruben Vives, Victoria Kim
Entertainment giant AEG Live scored a major win in the Michael Jackson case after a Los Angeles jury unanimously decided that the concert promoter was not liable in the singer's death.   The jury -- which found that AEG hired Dr. Conrad Murray and that he was a competent doctor -- did not award any money to the singer's mother Katherine Jackson or his three children. They had been seeking damages of more than $1 billion. It took only three days for the jury to reach the verdict after a five-month trial that included dozens of witnesses.
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October 2, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Ruben Vives, Victoria Kim, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday found that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable for the death of Michael Jackson, capping a marathon civil trial that laid bare the troubled singer's health problems, struggles with drugs and fateful attempt at a comeback tour. The verdict came four years after Jackson received a fatal dose of an anesthetic from his doctor as he was about to launch a concert series produced by AEG aimed at reviving his stalled career. Jackson's family filed the lawsuit, claiming that AEG's was to blame for the King of Pop's death because it was negligent in the hiring and supervising of the doctor, Conrad Murray.
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October 2, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday found that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable for the death of Michael Jackson, capping a marathon civil trial that laid bare the troubled singer's health problems, struggles with drugs and fateful attempt at a comeback tour. The verdict came four years after Jackson received a fatal dose of an anesthetic from his doctor as he was about to launch a concert series produced by AEG aimed at reviving his stalled career. Jackson's mother and three children filed the lawsuit, alleging that AEG was to blame for the King of Pop's death because it was negligent in the hiring and supervision of the doctor, Conrad Murray.
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September 26, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
After listening to testimony since spring, jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial are expected to be handed the case Thursday and asked to decide whether entertainment giant AEG Live is liable for the pop singer's overdose death. Attorneys for AEG, one of the nation's largest entertainment firms, and Jackson's family for the first time this week put a price tag on the singer's 2009 death. Brian Panish, representing Jackson's mother and three children, said AEG should pay $85 million in personal damages to each child, and $35 million to Katherine Jackson.
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September 24, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
An attorney for Michael Jackson's family told jurors Tuesday that concert promoter AEG Live hired the doctor who administered the fatal dose of an anesthetic and that the company now should pay for the singer's death. Brian Panish told jurors that AEG should have to pay non-economic or personal damages of $85 million to each of Jackson's three children and $35 million to his mother. This marked the first time in the nearly five-month-long trial that the Jacksons have placed a dollar figure on damages they are seeking from the entertainment company.
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October 2, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Ruben Vives, Victoria Kim
Entertainment giant AEG Live scored a major win in the Michael Jackson case after a Los Angeles jury unanimously decided that the concert promoter was not liable in the singer's death.   The jury -- which found that AEG hired Dr. Conrad Murray and that he was a competent doctor -- did not award any money to the singer's mother Katherine Jackson or his three children. They had been seeking damages of more than $1 billion. It took only three days for the jury to reach the verdict after a five-month trial that included dozens of witnesses.
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September 25, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
The second day of closing arguments in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial began Wednesday with attorneys for AEG making their case. In closing arguments for the Jackson family Tuesday, attorney Brian Panish argued the entertainment firm should pay at least $290 million in damages to the pop singer's family. JACKSON TRIAL: Details, what's at stake Katherine Jackson and his three children have sued AEG, accusing the entertainment firm of negligently hired Conrad Murray, the doctor who gave Jackson the fatal dose of propofol as a sleep aide.
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September 24, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
An attorney for Michael Jackson's family told jurors Tuesday that concert promoter AEG Live hired the doctor who administered the fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic and that the company now should pay for the singer's death. Brian Panish told jurors that AEG should have to pay non-economic or personal damages of $85 million to each of Jackson's three children and $35 million to his mother. This marked the first time in the nearly five-month-long trial that the Jacksons have placed a number on damages they are seeking from the entertainment company.
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