Katherine Jackson has a rather tortured analysis of the jury verdict — she seems to be saying even if she didn”t get any money, she still kinda won.
Katherine says, “We have said from the beginning that this case was a search for the truth. We found the truth. AEG hired Dr. Conrad Murray, the man who is in jail for killing Michael Jackson.”
She”s right to this extent … the jury did say AEG Live hired Murray. In fact Katherine scoffs at AEG, saying, “AEG has denied for years, and continues to deny, that they hired Dr. Conrad Murray. The jury found unanimously that AEG hired Dr. Murray.”
But then the jury delivered a knockout punch to the Jackson lawsuit, by deciding essentially that when AEG Live hired Murray, they had no reason to believe he was an incompetent general practitioner … which was the whole point of bringing a doctor on board in the first place. Therefore, AEG was not negligent.
Katherine is pissed, saying, “AEG has repeated the mantra that in the face of the entire judicial system that allowed this case to go to a jury.” She goes on …”Such a statement is a slap in the face to the entire judicial system that allowed this case to get to a jury.”
Katherine and her lawyer, Perry Sanders, say “All options regarding the balance of the jury verdict (the ruling there was no negligence) are being considered.”