Michael Jackson's Family Sues Touring Company For His Death
from the finger-pointing dept
Sooner or later someone was going to get sued, but it does seem a bit surprising to find out that Michael Jackson’s family is now suing AEG, the concert promotions company, for Jackson’s death.
“By the nature of their contractual, joint-venture, and special relationship, AEG had legal duties to Michael Jackson to treat him safely and to not put him in harms’ way,” the lawsuit alleges. “But AEG, despite its knowledge of Michael Jackson’s physical condition, breached those duties by putting its desire for massive profits from the tour over the health and safety of Michael Jackson.”
The main issue is that the doctor who treated Jackson was apparently pushed on Jackson by AEG. This seems like a longshot no matter how you look at it. Even if there was negligence somewhere in Jackson’s treatment, going so far as to sue the concert promoter for recommending the doctor seems extreme.