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Michael Jackson's mom to pay promoter $800,000

Michael Jackson's 83-year-old mother Katherine has agreed to pay over $800,000 to tour promoters AEG Live for costs incurred to defend a failed lawsuit she brought, lawyers said Monday. Attorneys for AEG Live, which organized the pop icon's doomed 2009 comeback tour, had sought more than $1.2 million for expenses after winning a five-month trial but haggled out a lesser amount with Jackson's legal team. The deal has still to be approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos, who oversaw the civil trial last year.

French court awards Jackson fans for 'emotional damage'

Five Michael Jackson fans won symbolic damages of one euro each Tuesday as a French court agreed they had suffered "emotional damage" from the pop star's death. Played out in a court in the city of Orleans, the unusual case saw 34 fans suing Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray, who was jailed in 2011 over the singer's death from an overdose, for the suffering they endured. The court ruled that five of the plaintiffs -- two from France, two from Switzerland and one from Belgium -- had proven emotional suffering from Jackson's death.

French court awards Jackson fans for 'emotional damage'

Five Michael Jackson fans won symbolic damages of one euro each Tuesday as a French court agreed they had suffered "emotional damage" from the pop star's death. Played out in a court in the city of Orleans, the unusual case saw 34 fans suing Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray, who was jailed in 2011 over the singer's death from an overdose, for the suffering they endured. The court ruled that five of the plaintiffs -- two from France, two from Switzerland and one from Belgium -- had proven emotional suffering from Jackson's death.

French court awards Jackson fans for 'emotional damage'

Five Michael Jackson fans won symbolic damages of one euro each Tuesday as a French court agreed they had suffered "emotional damage" from the pop star's death. Played out in a court in the city of Orleans, the unusual case saw 34 fans suing Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray, who was jailed in 2011 over the singer's death from an overdose, for the suffering they endured. The court ruled that five of the plaintiffs -- two from France, two from Switzerland and one from Belgium -- had proven emotional suffering from Jackson's death.

Michael Jackson doctor's conviction upheld

A California appeals court unanimously upheld Wednesday the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's former doctor, saying there was evidence of his guilt in the star's 2009 death. Conrad Murray got a four-year jail sentence in 2011 for the singer's death from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol administered by the medic. The doctor, who was looking after Jackson as he rehearsed in Los Angeles for a series of comeback concerts in London, served two of the four years in prison, and was let out early for good behavior and due to prison overcrowding.

Judge denies Michael Jackson's family bid for new wrongful death trial

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of late pop star Michael Jackson on Monday lost its bid for a new trial against concert promoter AEG Live, which had been cleared of liability in the singer's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled that Jackson's mother and children did not have standing for a re-trial after their attorneys argued last month that jury instructions were confusing and not wide enough in scope.

Judge rejects bid for new trial in Michael Jackson's mother's lawsuit against promoter AEG

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A judge on Monday rejected a bid by Michael Jackson's mother for a new trial in her lawsuit claiming the promoter of her son's ill-fated comeback concerts was negligent in his death. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled that jurors were given proper instructions and there were no errors in her trial rulings that would warrant a retrial. A jury determined in October that AEG Live was not liable for Jackson's June 2009 death despite hiring the doctor who was convicted of giving the superstar an overdose of a powerful anesthetic.

Katherine Jackson seeks retrial over pop icon's death

Michael Jackson's mother Katherine is seeking a retrial against tour promoters AEG Live, who were found not liable over the pop icon's 2009 death, court documents show. The 83-year-old claims the verdict reached in October after a five-month trial in Los Angeles is invalid because of alleged jury misconduct, new evidence and "an error in law," according to a legal filing Monday.

Michael Jackson's family to seek new trial in wrongful death lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of late singer Michael Jackson has filed court documents indicating they plan to seek a new trial in a wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG, after a Los Angeles jury cleared the company of liability in October. Attorneys for Jackson's mother Katherine, 83, and his three children filed court documents in citing misconduct of the jury and insufficient evidence among the reasons for the pending request for a new trial.

S. Korean actresses convicted of propofol abuse

Three South Korean actresses have been handed suspended jail terms for abusing propofol, a short-acting sedative and anaesthetic blamed in the death of US pop icon Michael Jackson, a court official said Tuesday. Park Si-Yeon, Lee Seung-Yeon and Jang Mi-In-Ae were charged in March with taking the prescription drug for "non-medical purposes." All three were found guilty by the Seoul Central District Court on Monday and received eight-month prison terms -- suspended for two years, the court spokesman told AFP.
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