We can't believe this is still going on!
The lawsuit claims that AEG, president and CEO Tim Leiweke, Anschutz Entertainment and several other entities are responsible for the premature death because Michael's contract with the company for the planned This Is It tour created a legal duty to keep him healthy.
The lawsuit alleges:
"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. 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 Jacksons believe that AEG was negligent in insisting that Michael use Dr. Conrad Murray and drop his own doctor.
Brian Panish at Panish Shea Boyle is repping the family. He gave the following statement:
"The purpose of this lawsuit is to prove to the world the truth about what happened to Michael Jackson, once and for all."
They are suing for breach of contract, negligent hiring, training and supervision, fraud and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
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