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Jackson Family To Star In New Reality Show - But Who Is Alejandra Jackson?


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Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are set to star in a new reality series but most people have never heard of the focus of the upcoming show, Alejandra Jackson. So who is she and what exactly will she have to say when the six part series airs on Reelz.

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Alejandra Jackson and her five children will form the focus of a new reality show.

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Picture - Katherine Jackson, Autumn Jackson and... Tarzana California United States, Sunday 18th May 2014

Katherine Jackson, Autumn Jackson and Nape Singh - Jermaine Jackson at the Whole Foods store in Tarzana to promote "Vita Water - Tarzana, California, United States - Sunday 18th May 2014

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Katherine Jackson Back On The Offensive Against AEG With Another Wrongful Death Lawsuit


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Katherine Jackson is seeking to re-launch the wrongful death suit after a judge ruled against her and in favor of Michael Jackson’s concert promoter AEG back in October. Attorneys for Katherine Jackson and Michael’s three children have filed a request for a new trial, citing misconduct of the jury and insufficient evidence as some of the key reasons, Reuters reports. Another reason cited by the Jacksons’ legal team is newly uncovered evidence, although the documents do not specify any further details.

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This will be the second time that the Jackson matriarch has opened the lawsuit, having originally asked for a billion from AEG.

The wrongful death suit was launched by Katherine Jackson earlier this year, aiming to prove that AEG had been negligent in hiring Dr Conrad Murray as Michael’s physician and thus participated in his death. Jackson died in 2009 after receiving a lethal dose of the drug propofol at the hand of Murray. The physician was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison. Thanks to automatic credit for good behavior, however, his sentence was lowered to just two years and Murray was released on October 28 this year.

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Katherine Jackson's Lawyer Warns, "This Ain't Over Yet"


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Katherine Jackson's lawyer Brian Panish has acknowledged that his client is "obviously disappointed" at losing the $1.5 billion damages case against concert promoter AEG, though told the New York Daily News, "There's going to more to this story."

"She's obviously disappointed, but she's a very strong woman," lead plaintiff's lawyer Brian Panish said on Thursday, "She's been through a lot in life, and she's doing the best she can. She only wants what is best for Michael's children, who are her No. 1 priority," he added.

He called the five-month trial "a search for the truth" that likely didn't end with Wednesday's verdict, which acknowledged that AEG Live did in fact hire Dr Conrad Murray as Michael Jackson's doctor, though that they were not responsible for his death.

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Jury Rules AEG Wasn't Negligent In Hiring Doctor Who Administered Michael Jackson's Overdose


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A jury ruled in favour of concert promoter AEG Live LLC, determining that the company was not liable in the death of singer Michael Jackson in 2009. The court case had been filed by Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother, and his three children - Prince, Paris, Blanket- were also listed as plaintiffs. The concert promoters were responsible for arranging Jackson's comeback tour in 2009, the case against them claimed they were negligent in hiring Dr Conrad Murray as Jackson's doctor.

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Michael Jackson died in 2009 after his doctor administered propofol.

Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter in 2011 as it was ruled he had administered a fatal dose of propofol which led to Jackson's death. The drug propofol is usually used as an anaesthetic in surgical operations; however Murray administered the drug to Jackson in July 2009 as a sleeping aid, with fatal results. Despite being a difficult drug to administer, Jackson's lawyers argued,"Propofol might not be the best idea. But if you have a competent doctor, you're not going to die."

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Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Trial Settled In Favor Of AEG


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Finally, after months of witness hearings, Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against Michael Jackson’s concert promoter AEG Live LLC is over, with the jury ruling in favor of the company. The trial lasted five months in total and the judges deliberated for three days before delivering their verdict. Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother, accused the company, which produced the singer’s would-be comeback tour, of being negligent with the late singer’s health.

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Katherine Jackson lost the legal battle against AEG.

Jackson’s case hinged upon AEG’s hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of sentenced to four years in prison in 2011 for administering a lethal dose of the drug Propofol, which ended up killing the singer. The physician is now scheduled to be released this October.

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Michael Jackson Family Defeat In AEG Lawsuit, Court Rules Death "Not A Tragedy Of AEG Live's Making"


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The family of the late pop star Michael Jackson have lost in their case for huge damages after a court ruled against claims that alleged concert promoters AEG Live was negligent over Jackson's death on the 25th June 2009 as a result of an overdose of the anaesthetic Propofol.

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The Aftermath Of Michael Jackson's Tragic Death Has Been Riddled With Long Court Cases.

Brought by Jackson's 83 year-old mother, Katherine, the case against AEG Live alleged that the organisers of the star's comeback tour were negligent in hiring Doctor Conrad Murray, who was jailed for four years for involuntary manslaughter, and failed to read the signs of Jackson's ill health.

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Jury Set To Give Verdict In The Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Trial


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Both sides of the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial have delivered their closing statements and the jury have been sent away to decide their final verdict on the billion-dollar lawsuit. Concert promoters AEG Live are being sued by the Jackson family, led by Katherine Jackson, for causing the death of the King of Pop, a claim that the promoters vehemently deny as being their fault.

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Jackson was due to perform 50 dates for his 'This Is It' residency in London

Marvin Putnam, the lead attorney for AEG, closed the company's case by stating that Michael's death was caused by his own insatiable addiction to painkillers, adding that the company can be in no way responsible for him overdosing behind closed doors at the hands of his own, personally appointed doctor. Repeating his statement for emphasis, Putnam argued that the plaintiff's are holding AEG accountable for a private matter that occurred without their jurisdiction or knowledge, an incident that can only be accounted to the people present at the time.

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Billions At Stake As Michael Jackson Trial Moves Into Closing Arguments


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Billions of dollars are at stake as the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial moves into its closing arguments, with Katherine Jackson and the King of Pop's three children attempting to persuade a jury that concert promoter AEG Live should pay for its role in hiring Dr Conrad Murray.

The five month trial, which has resembled a circus at times, begins its culmination on Tuesday with the closing arguments. A big crowd, which is rumored to include Prince, is expected for the final arguments, meaning court personnel have moved the proceedings to a much larger courtroom with over 200 seats.

A judge at confirmed to the 12 jurors that only nine had to reach agreement on whether AEG hired, retained or supervised Murray through a contract that was written, oral, or created by intentional conduct, according to the New York Daily News.

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The Defence Rest Their Case In The Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Trial


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Michael Jackson's death is still making headlines across the globe, and last night it had reason to be in the news all over again as the wrongful death trial against concert promoters AEG Live LLC drew closer to it's end as the defence rested their case. With the trial in it's 21st week, the concert promoters brought their defence to a close with a statement from a longtime friend and doctor of Michael, with the jurors now expected to begin their deliberations next week.

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Jackson died shortly before he was due to begin his 'This Is It' residency in London

AEG are being sued for negligence leading to the death of Michael Jackson, with Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson filing the case against the company, claiming they were responsible for hiring Dr Conrad Murray and forcing her son into performing his way into an early grave. AEG have continually denied hiring Murray, stating that he was hired through Jackson, and have used a long-line of former physicians to the star to determine that Michael's death was due to his long-held struggle with pain killer addicitons and not through their negligence as his employers.

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Accusations Against AEG Execs Dismissed In Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit


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Katherine Jackson’s wrongful death suit against Michael’s concert promoter AEG took another turn for the worse today. According to E!News, the judge has dismissed AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips and executive Paul Gongaware as defendants in Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit, in which she is claiming a billion in damages.

Now the company as a whole is left as the sole defendant. Katherine Jackson’s claim is that AEG were negligent in hiring Dr Conrad Murray, who administered a lethal dose of Propofol to Jackson in 2009. Murray was subsequently convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison.

The lengthy and complicated trial is now in its fifth month. It is expected to go to jury sometime during this month. Defense attorneys for AEG maintain that Jackson was making decisions of his own free will and that it was his choice to bring Murray onboard. The dismissal of accusations against Phillips and Gongaware is a significant break in the case.

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Debbie Rowe Weeps In Witness Stand "I Almost Lost My Daughter"


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Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson's ex-wife, wept whilst standing as a witness in the AEG negligence trial. The trial is into its second day, the suit was filed by Michael Jackson's three children and his mother, Katherine. The suit claims AEG should pay compensation for hiring Dr Conrad Murray who, inadvertently, killed Michael Jackson in 2009. Concert promoters AEG allege that Jackson hired Conrad and that he frequently used anaesthetics. 

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Michael Jackson in 2008.

Rowe married Michael Jackson in 1996 but the marriage only lasted three years. Rowe left their two children with Michael for three years following their divorce, a decision she claims she has no regrets about. She stated: "Michael wanted to be a father, I didn't sign on to be a mom. I loved him very much and still do. I wanted him to be a father, I wanted him to have everything that he didn't have growing up, wanted him to experience it with his own child, his own children."

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Katherine Jackson Claims Michael Jackson 'Wasted Away' Before 'This Is It'


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Katherine Jackson concluded her tearful testimony at the on-going trial against the promoters of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts, claiming AEG Live watched as the King of Pop "wasted away" before his untimely death.

Hanging her head and welling up, Katherine Jackson said she didn't know the true extent of her son's weakness until after the start of her family's trial against AEG Live, reports Billboard.

"They watched him waste away," she said after her attorney had cited emails from workers preparing for the "This Is It" shows in London. The messages described Michael Jackson's condition as deteriorating and confirmed that he was unable to rehearse. 

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Michael Jackson's Mother Takes Major Misstep During Cross Examination In AEG Case


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The mother of Michael Jackson, Katherine Jackson, placed her family's ongoing court case against concert promoter AEG Live in jeopardy when she took to the witness stand for a second time on Monday (22 July). The 83-year-old did not appear as the heart-wrenched mother who was still revelling from losing her child as she did when she first gave evidence on Friday (19 July) - putting her character testimony into great peril for when the jury make their verdict - and made a number of misinformed statements during her examination by the defendant's lawyer, reports CNN.

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Kathereine, pictured with Michael's eldest son Prince, seemed to contradict herself in court

Katherine appeared to be argumentative, forgetful and too overcome with emotion to competently recall some of the more incriminating parts of her son's past live. As well as this, Jackson made numerous indications that she flat-out refused to believe some of the facts presented in front of her in terms of her son's addiction to prescription drugs - both in his lifetime and even now, following the inquest into his death that revealed the extent of his prescription drug addiction.

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Michael Jackson's Mother Surprised He Announced 'This Is It' Tour


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Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, told a court her son never wanted "to be doing the moonwalk on stage" when he reached 50. The singer joked about this with his mother in the years before his death. Sadly he was forced, by his financial situation, into arranging his last tour 'This Is It' with AEG.

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Katherine Jackson at 
the World premiere of 'Michael Jackson One', Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas

The singer died in 2009 yet continues to make headlines. Most recently the news has surrounded the law suit filed by his mother and children against the concert promoter AEG. Katherine's revelation, reported by TMZ, was addressed to the court trying this case. The suit concerns whether AEG were negligent when they hired Conrad Murray: the doctor who was charged in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter, he had administered a lethal dose of anaesthetic to Jackson on the evening of his death.

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