Now, to the verdict in the michael jackson wrongful death lawsuit. The jackson family sued concert promoter aeg live, claiming that the group was responsible for the superstar's death. But the jury... See More
Now, to the verdict in the michael jackson wrongful death lawsuit. The jackson family sued concert promoter aeg live, claiming that the group was responsible for the superstar's death. But the jury did not see it that way. Abc's david wright has more. Reporter: After five months and more than 50 witnesses, a verdict. Did aeg live hire dr. Conrad murray? Answer, yes. Was dr. Conrad murray unfit or incompetent to perform the work for which he was hired? Answer, no. Reporter: A verdict in favor of aeg live. The jury rejecting the jackson family's claim that the concert promoter was somehow responsible for the king of pop's death. It's been an exhausting five months. And it's been an extremely stressful last three or four days. Reporter: Michael jackson's mother and three children had sought $1.5 billion in damages against aeg live. They said in the run-up to the this is it tour, the promoter hired dr. Conrad murray, the doctor who administered jackson the fatal dose of propofol. We find dr. Conrad murray guilty. Reporter: That doctor is behind bars, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a separate criminal case. The jurors ruled that murray had been fit for the job. In other words, it wasn't aeg's fault. How can aeg have done anything about it when they were kept in the dark? It's easy to paint a picture of a faceless corporation. But these are people that are being blamed for something that wasn't their doing. Reporter: Jackson's lawyers are hinting at an appeal. We'll be exploring all options legally. Reporter: Perhaps not the last jackson trial after all. For "good morning america," david wright, abc news, los angeles.
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