Published Thursday, 03 October 2013
Michael Jackson died from an overdose in 2009. (© Getty)
The singer's family was seeking damages over AEG Live's decision to employ Dr Conrad Murray.
The lawsuit was brought by the 50-year-old singer's mother, Katherine, 83 and the family's lawyers were seeking huge damages amounting to £52m for each of Jackson's three children as well as nearly a £1bn for financial losses.
Murray was convicted in 2011 for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson in 2009, by administering the hospital grade anaesthetic propofol.
The pop icon had been in rehearsals for his comeback tour This Is It, which would have seen him play 50 dates across the globe starting with an opening concert in London.
Jackson's family had claimed AEG Live negligently hired Murray and ignored signs the singer was in poor health before he died.
But after a five-month trial, a jury in LA found the promoter was not in the wrong and there was no reason to think Murray shouldn't have been able to do his job.
AEG Live lawyer Marvin Puttnam said the firm never thought about settling.
"Conrad Murray was hired to be a general practitioner," he said.
"Conrad Murray had a licence, he graduated from an accredited college. We thought he was competent to do the job of a general practitioner."
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