A judge in Los Angeles has set the rules for trial of a civil lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother against concert mogul AEG Live.
According to Katherine Jackson, the company hired the doctor that was convicted of involuntary manslaughter that led to the singer’s death, Dr. Conrad Murray.
The judge’s rulings look forward to a three-month trial that is set to reinvestigate the events before the singer’s death from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol back in 2009.
The ruling also allows AEG to raise the issue of child molestation against the late pop icon, but lawyers for his mother say it’s irrelevant because he was later acquitted. Katherine, as well his children Prince and Paris could go to the witness stand during the trial.
Lawyers for Katherine Jackson objected to the appearance of Murray as a witness, but in the rulings it was said he could still testify without the presence of the jury.
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