Michael Jackson - Ortega Wins Fight To Remove Name From Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

MICHAEL JACKSON's choreographer KENNY ORTEGA has been dropped from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the pop superstar's grieving mother.
Katherine Jackson took legal action against bosses at AEG Live, the company behind the Thriller star's planned This Is It concert comeback, for fraud and negligence.
Jackson accused AEG chiefs of failing to undertake background checks on her son's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray before hiring him. Murray stands accused of administering the fatal dose of Propofol which killed the singer in June, 2009.
The pop star's mum also named show producer/director Ortega as a defendant, but he filed papers in January (11) demanding to be removed from the suit.
In the documents, his lawyers branded his inclusion "a gross error", claiming, "Kenneth Ortega is not alleged to be involved in the medical treatment or administration of drugs that allegedly caused Michael Jackson's death."
Now Katherine's attorneys have accepted Ortega's argument and removed him from the lawsuit.
Her lawyer, Kevin Boyle, tells TMZ.com, "Based on recently discovered information, the Jackson family has determined that Mr. Ortega should not be a defendant.
"The Jackson Family apologises for any discomfort or inconvenience this may have caused Mr. Ortega."


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Thank you, Katherine, for removing Kenny from the lawsuit. Kenny cared deeply for Michael and Michael for him. Somehow you misjudged this one bit I admire you for correcting your actions and apologizing.
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I am happy that Kenny was removed from the lawsuit. Kenny was very concerned about Michael prior to Murray taking Michael's life.Kenny even told Michael to go home from the rehearsals because he wasn't feeling well.
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I think everyone should sue everyone else just for the fun of it and to get it out of our system. Judges could dismiss all cases and then we could all go home and live normal happy lives again. Of course, the lawyers wouldn't make a dime from it so therefore it will never fly.
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I am pleased Kenny has been removed from the law suit. He and Michael loved and trusted each other and had proven in the past to produce record breaking live shows together. "This Is It" would have been no exception if it had ever reached the O2 arena. I love watching the two interact in the "This Is It" movie, and wish with all my heart that they had both been able to celebrate a successful comeback show for Michael.
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thank You Katherine for removing Kenny from that list, I really don't believe he would ever hurt Michael, they seemed to have a great bond & Dr Murray kept his drugs hidden so I think the real blame is on dr murray, This doesn't bring Michael back, what a shame its to bad Kenny wasn't aware of how Dr Murray was giving Mj such dangerous drugs, I believe Kenny would have gotten Michael the proper help not turn him into a addict No $$ should have even been taken into concideration to administer such powerful and deadly drugs like Murray was giving to MJ & YES HE KILLED HIM, I will never believe anything else so I hope they put his *ss where it belongs behind bars 4-ever not 4 years for MURDERING "THE KING OF POP" MICHAEL JACKSON..RIP MJ L.O.V.E U
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I'm glad MICHAEL JACKSON dropped the suit against Ortega.................
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