“This Is It” Tour

Jury Instructions Read In Michael Jackson Wrongful Death SuitA judge issued jury instructions Monday in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of the late Michael Jackson against entertainment promoter AEG Live.
Doctor: Michael Jackson Playing 'Russian Roulette' When Using PropofolMichael Jackson put his life at risk each time he abused the anesthetic propofol for sleep, an addiction expert testified Tuesday.
Expert: Jackson Suffered From 'Severe Addiction' To Prescription DrugsAn addiction specialist testified Tuesday Michael Jackson suffered from "severe addiction" to pain medication and was secretive about his use of prescription drugs.
Ex-Dr. Conrad Murray Claims Michael Jackson Hired Him, Not AEG LiveFormer Dr. Conrad Murray, who is behind bars for involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson, claims the late pop star hired him for his “This Is It” tour, not AEG Live LLC.
Attorney: AEG Trying To Smear Michael Jackson As Debt-Ridden, IrresponsibleAttorneys for Michael Jackson's family accused concert promoter AEG of trying to smear the singer as debt-ridden and irresponsible through testimony from an expert financial witness.
Financial Expert: Michael Jackson Was 'Tapped Out'For all of his fame and wealth, Michael Jackson was mired in debt and spending millions more than he was earning each year, a financial expert testified Monday.
AEG Attacks Projection Of $1B Earnings For Jackson An expert who projected Michael Jackson could have earned more than $1 billion on his comeback concerts testified Tuesday that his analysis didn't include a breakdown of the singer's yearly earnings over his lifetime and projected a longer concert tour than the superstar had ever performed.
Financial Expert: Michael Jackson Stood To Make $1.1 To $1.5 Billion From 'This Is It' TourA financial expert testified Monday at the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial and suggested that the late pop-star stood to make quite a large sum through the tour that never happened.
Michael Jackson's Tour Director Breaks Down On The Stand In Wrongful Death TrialThe judge called a recess after the late star's creative partner, Kenny Ortega, broke down in tears on the witness stand during a negligence lawsuit filed by Jackson's mother against AEG Live LLC.
AEG CEO's Email: Michael Jackson's Doctor 'Totally Unbiased', 'Ethical'Five days before Michael Jackson's death, AEG Live's top executive described Dr. Conrad Murray as 'totally unbiased and ethical' in an email.
AEG Exec Ends Tough Week On The Witness Stand In Jackson Wrongful Death TrialAn AEG executive ended a tough week on the witness stand Friday in Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial.
Jackson Concert Director Worked Without Contract Michael Jackson's doctor was not the only person working on the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" tour without a fully executed contract, a corporate attorney for concert promoter AEG Live LLC testified Monday.