Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson Insurers Ask Court To Dismiss $17.5 Million Payout
The insurance company bosses who backed promoters at Aeg over Michael Jackson's doomed This Is It concerts have asked a court in Los Angeles to cancel a $17.5 million (£10.9 million) claim against them - because the late King of Pop lied about his health.
Lloyd's of London chiefs are refusing to pay Jackson's estate officials, claiming the pop superstar defrauded them when they signed on as his insurance company and offered him a policy to cover any losses.
In court documents, lawyers for the insurance men allege Jackson and Aeg lied about the star's medical history, and the Thriller singer did not disclose he was taking prescription drugs, including anaesthetic Propofol, prior to his death, according to Tmz.com.
Jackson died from a Propofol overdose in 2009.