Michael Jackson's family say concert promoters AEG Live ''ignored red flags'' when hiring Conrad Murray and sent the late King of Pop to his death.
As the first day of a $40 billion wrongful death lawsuit got under way in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday (29.04.13), the family's lawyer Brian Panish claimed the company - who were behind the singer's ill-fated 'This Is It' comeback concerts before his death in June 2009 - failed to properly vet Michael's physician and ignored the 'Thriller' hitmaker's previous drug addiction in order to profit on his residence at The O2 in London.
A jury has been chosen for the Michael Jackson trial.
Six men and six women have been appointed to sit in on the $40 billion wrongful death lawsuit between the late King of Pop's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert promoter AEG Live, who she is suing for ''negligently'' hiring doctor Conrad Murray - who has now lost his medical license - to look after Michael before and during his 'This Is It' London concert residency.
Prince, Diana Ross and Spike Lee are among the witnesses who could be called in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial.
The late star's mother Katherine Jackson has accused promoters AEG Live of being negligent in ignoring health concerns over her son and hiring Dr. Conrad Murray - the physician who was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of the star following his passing in 2009 - and it has now been revealed who could take to the stand in the case.