Jackson family in court today re: AEG

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Jackson family in court today re: AEG

  • on: October 24, 2012, 05:50:00 PM
http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/10/24/will-evidence-be-sealed-jackson-family-lawsuit

Will evidence be sealed in Jackson family lawsuit?
By Graham Winch
updated 1:33 PM EDT, Wed October 24, 2012
NEED TO KNOW
Michael Jackson's family is suing the company that promoted his last tour for negligence
The parties will be in court to argue over whether the evidence in the case should be sealed

Watch the video to see In Session's Christi Paul talk with CNN's Alan Duke about Wednesday's hearing in the Michael Jackson family wrongful death lawsuit.

Jackson's family is suing the company that promoted his last tour for negligence for hiring Conrad Murray to take care of the pop star during his last tour.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in November 2011 in the death of Jackson.


The parties will be in court Wednesday to argue over whether the evidence in the case should be sealed.

HAS ANYONE HEARD ANY UPDATES?  I’M JUST GETTING IN & HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FOLLOW THE PROCEEDINGS.
"Don't stop this child, He's the father of man
Don't cross his way, He's part of the plan
I am that child, but so are you
You've just forgotten, Just lost the clue.”

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“True goodbyes are the ones never said

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Re: Jackson family in court today re: AEG

  • on: October 24, 2012, 06:27:53 PM
May as well add this one to the thread:  AEG wants e-mails banned from the trial

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/24/showbiz/jackson-aeg-hearing/index.html



Los Angeles (CNN) -- Michael Jackson's mother sat quietly in court on Wednesday watching as her lawyers fought loudly with attorneys for AEG, the concert promoter she accuses of contributing to the pop star's death.
They argued over who leaked e-mails to a reporter that revealed the promoter had doubts about Jackson's health and his ability to be ready for his "This Is It" concerts several months before his death.
"MJ is locked in his room drunk and despondent," AEG executive Randy Phillips wrote in a March 5, 2009, e-mail, the day Jackson announced the tour plans. "I (am) trying to sober him up."
The judge must decide if she will exclude those e-mails from the wrongful-death suit filed by Katherine Jackson and her son's three children against AEG.
AEG drops Michael Jackson insurance claim
Jackson died of an overdose of a surgical anesthesia in combination with sedatives on June 25, 2009, according the the Los Angeles County coroner. Dr. Conrad Murray, who was hired to be Jackson's personal physician as he prepared for the shows, was found guilty last year of involuntary manslaughter in his death.
The Jackson suit contends that AEG contributed to the pop star's death by pressuring him to prepare even though the promoters knew he was in a weak condition and by its hiring and supervision of Dr. Murray.
The judge overseeing the case sealed those documents. AEG filed a motion accusing the Jacksons and their lawyers of leaking them to Los Angeles Times reporter Harriett Ryan, who used them for a story she published in September.
"It is clear that only one entity could have done it," AEG lawyer Marvin Putnam said. The cache of e-mails, which the reporter shared with AEG, have "certain unique characteristics" that prove they were given to the Jackson lawyers by AEG as part of discovery in the wrongful-death lawsuit, Putnam said.
AEG asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos to punish the Jacksons by not allowing them to use those e-mails in next year's trial when they try to prove the promoter is liable for Michael Jackson's death.
"He has accused 10-year-old Blanket Jackson," Jackson lawyer Kevin Boyle said, pointing to Putnam. "What's the idea, that Blanket Jackson got some documents and copied them and somehow walked them from Calabasas to Harriet Ryan?"
Jackson lawyers denied anyone associated with their legal team or their clients leaked the e-mails, even suggesting AEG lawyers may have done it themselves as a set up.
Source of leaked Michael Jackson e-mails identified
"They could have easily disclosed all of these documents with zero punishment from the court," Boyle said.
Ryan has refused to disclose her sources, although Howard Mann -- who was once Katherine Jackson's former partner in a book venture -- has acknowledged that he gave the reporter a box of documents for her story.
Days after the e-mails were published, AEG dropped its claim against a Lloyds of London underwriter for a $17.5 million insurance policy for Michael Jackson.
The insurer contended AEG hid Jackson's health problems and failed to respond to repeated requests for his medical history when applying for insurance for the 50 shows scheduled for London's O2 Arena.
The Michael Jackson estate, which controls Michael Jackson Company LLC, is still pursuing the insurance payout.
Perry Sanders, who is Katherine Jackson's personal attorney, told the judge that the Jacksons had no motive to leak the e-mails.
"Like we would go and blow up our own case against Lloyds of London?" Sanders said. "Our client and all the plaintiffs in this case are actually the ones who would receive the money."
Sanders also noted that AEG had failed to disclose the e-mails to the Lloyds of London lawyers despite a legal requirement to do so.
While publication of the e-mails might have made AEG look bad, they were "extremely negative against Michael Jackson," painting him "as a basket case," Jackson lawyer Deborah Chang said.
"It's much more negative about Michael Jackson than it is about AEG, by far," Chang said.
Michael Jackson copyright dispute settled
The Jackson lawyers accused AEG of using the e-mail issue as a way to delay the wrongful-death trial.
"They've been very successful in tying us up completely and I am sure they are giggling about it back in the office," Boyle said.
AEG previously convinced the judge to delay the trial, which was set for last month, until next April.
"This case is so strong that we very stringently argued this case should have gone to trial in September," Sanders said. "The only people that seem to be trying to keep this case from going forward are the defendants."
The anger and passion between the six Jackson lawyers and AEG's Putnam was evident with personal charges of bad ethics flying from both sides in court Wednesday.
"I've never seen anything like it in my career," Jackson lawyer Brian Panish said. "They think they can just smirk around and make these defamatory statements without evidence."
The documents made public in the Times story are not the most damaging to AEG that were uncovered, Boyle told CNN.
"We can assure you that we are in possession of documents that make for an extremely compelling story in the wrongful-death case, and that completely support the plaintiffs' claims," he said.
It was unusual for the 82-year-old Katherine Jackson to attend such a hearing, suggesting the case is also very personal for her.
The revelations from the leaked e-mails including one written by Randy Phillips weeks after Jackson's death in which the president of AEG Live -- the concert-promotion branch of AEG -- called it "a terrible tragedy," but adding "but life must go on."
"AEG will make a fortune from merch sales, ticket retention, the touring exhibition and the film/dvd," Phillips wrote. In fact, AEG Live was allowed to sell Jackson tour merchandise and share in the profits from the documentary "This Is It," produced from rehearsal video.
Lawyer: Conrad Murray's suffering in jail a 'slow death'
The e-mails suggest AEG Live's president saw Jackson's problems first-hand the day the pop star was to appear at the O2 Arena to publicly announce the shows.
"MJ is locked in his room drunk and despondent," Phillips wrote in the March 5, 2009, e-mail to AEG Live's parent company, the paper reported. "I (am) trying to sober him up."
"I screamed at him so loud the walls are shaking," Phillips wrote. "He is an emotionally paralyzed mess riddled with self-loathing and doubt now that it is show time."
The promoter blamed London traffic when Jackson was 90 minutes late for the announcement that day.
"He's as healthy as he can be -- no health problems whatsoever," Phillips told CNN two months later to refute reports Jackson's health was threatening the concerts.
The Los Angeles Times story, however, said the e-mails indicated major doubts about Jackson's ability to perform.
"We cannot be forced into stopping this, which MJ will try to do because he is lazy and constantly changes his mind to fit his immediate wants," AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware e-mailed to Phillips.
Jackson's missed rehearsals in June triggered concerns in e-mails that he was slow in learning his dance routines and would have to lip-sync on stage, the newspaper reported.
"MJ is not in shape enough yet to sing this stuff live and dance at the same time," one e-mail from the show's music director read, the paper reported.
A production manager wrote: "He was a basket case. Doubt is pervasive."
A loud warning from show director Kenny Ortega, who worked closely with Jackson on previous tours, came in mid-June, just over a week before his death. Ortega wrote to Phillips that Jackson had "strong signs of paranoia, anxiety and obsessive-like behavior" and suggesting they bring a "top psychiatrist in to evaluate him ASAP."
Remembering King of Pop
"It is like there are two people there. One (deep inside) trying to hold on to what he was and still can be and not wanting us to quit him, the other in this weakened and troubled state," Ortega wrote. "I believe we need professional guidance in this matter."
Ortega testified at Murray's trial about his concerns about Jackson's frail condition and missed rehearsals. It resulted in a meeting six days before Jackson's death in which Murray assured the promoters he would have Jackson ready for rehearsals that next week.
An e-mail from Phillips after that meeting said he had confidence in Murray "who I am gaining immense respect for as I get to deal with him more."
"This doctor is extremely successful (we check everyone out) and does not need this gig, so he (is) totally unbiased and ethical," Phillips' e-mail said.
"Don't stop this child, He's the father of man
Don't cross his way, He's part of the plan
I am that child, but so are you
You've just forgotten, Just lost the clue.”

MJ "Magical Child"
Still Rocking my World…
   and leaving me Speechless!

“True goodbyes are the ones never said

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Re: Jackson family in court today re: AEG

  • on: October 25, 2012, 01:25:54 AM
Well TS did say things were going to start to rumble!

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Jackson lawyers denied anyone associated with their legal team or their clients leaked the e-mails, even suggesting AEG lawyers may have done it themselves as a set up...
 Ryan has refused to disclose her sources, although Howard Mann -- who was once Katherine Jackson's former partner in a book venture -- has acknowledged that he gave the reporter a box of documents for her story.
Naturally! :icon_rolleyes:

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"MJ is locked in his room drunk and despondent," AEG executive Randy Phillips wrote in a March 5, 2009, e-mail, the day Jackson announced the tour plans. "I (am) trying to sober him up."
:icon_lol: This is how MJ could appear at 02 so different from his usual shy demeanor, and fool fans into thinking he’s a double—oh so clever. :michael_jackson-1135:

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The anger and passion between the six Jackson lawyers and AEG's Putnam was evident with personal charges of bad ethics flying from both sides in court Wednesday.
This promises to be an exciting courtroom drama, again!
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Re: Jackson family in court today re: AEG

  • on: October 25, 2012, 09:25:58 AM
"It is like there are two people there. One (deep inside) trying to hold on to what he was and still can be and not wanting us to quit him, the other in this weakened and troubled state," Ortega wrote. "I believe we need professional guidance in this matter.”

I believe these letters were leaked on purpose and this particular statement made by Ortega seems to point to the doubles theory.  Something about that “professional guidance’ reference that sticks out to me.  I just can’t quite put my finger on it.
"Don't stop this child, He's the father of man
Don't cross his way, He's part of the plan
I am that child, but so are you
You've just forgotten, Just lost the clue.”

MJ "Magical Child"
Still Rocking my World…
   and leaving me Speechless!

“True goodbyes are the ones never said

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Re: Jackson family in court today re: AEG

  • on: October 25, 2012, 05:07:07 PM
I am a firm believer that MJ has everyone set in the PERFECT PLACES to get control back of his estate. I feel he
has just set the bait out there for the snakes to try and bite and take advantage as much as they can then
BOOM I think he will appear with real documents and video and HARD CORE proof they are lying and hopefully
all these horrible bastards will rott for a while in prison. I may be wrong obviously but its my opinion that there are 3 sides to the hoax and
it all boils down to the legal side of things with the will, CM, this lawsuit then there is the ARG/MOVIE side and finally the media hoax to oust
the media for how they report and for what they did to MJ. I wish I had known MJ back in the day before his "death"
I would have loved to beat the shit out of some of these people for what they said about him and did to him.
But MJ is going about it the proper and legal way. Its such a genius plan to be honest.

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Re: Jackson family in court today re: AEG

  • on: October 25, 2012, 08:37:38 PM
I am a firm believer that MJ has everyone set in the PERFECT PLACES to get control back of his estate. I feel he
has just set the bait out there for the snakes to try and bite and take advantage as much as they can then
BOOM I think he will appear with real documents and video and HARD CORE proof they are lying and hopefully
all these horrible bastards will rott for a while in prison. I may be wrong obviously but its my opinion that there are 3 sides to the hoax and
it all boils down to the legal side of things with the will, CM, this lawsuit then there is the ARG/MOVIE side and finally the media hoax to oust
the media for how they report and for what they did to MJ. I wish I had known MJ back in the day before his "death"
I would have loved to beat the shit out of some of these people for what they said about him and did to him.
But MJ is going about it the proper and legal way. Its such a genius plan to be honest.

These are my thoughts exactly, bunch of gangsters ... but Michael knows the only way you can beat them and have any impact is by hitting their pocketbook$. The media manipulates people with lies, and now he's manipulating and using the media with lies.

So if he has the original Will, the missing tapes or made his own surveillance tape, he'd be the perfect key witness. :icon_lol:

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Re: Jackson family in court today re: AEG

  • on: October 25, 2012, 11:14:53 PM
EXACTLY mindseye!!!

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Re: Jackson family in court today re: AEG

  • on: October 28, 2012, 10:10:00 AM
Events are happening as expected. This is getting interesting.
("Minkin güerveeeee")
Michael pls come back


"Why a four-year-old child could understand this hoax. Run out and find me a four-year-old child. I can't make head nor tail out of it"

 

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