LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Michael Jackson’s mother can sue the deep pockets behind the London concert series the King of Pop was about to begin when he died, a judge ruled today.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos denied a motion by AEG Live attorneys to dismiss the case, but said lawyers for the plaintiffs will have to provide evidence of fraud, negligent infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy, which the lawsuit alleges.

Attorney Kevin Boyle, speaking on behalf of the family, praised the ruling.

“I think the judge is very smart, and this was a great success for the plaintiffs,” Boyle said.

The suit was filed on Sept. 15 on behalf of Katherine Jackson and her son’s three children, Michael Jr., Paris-Michael Katherine and Prince Michael.

The suit alleges AEG Live is responsible for the medical decisions made by Dr. Conrad Murray, the singer’s personal physician at the time, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death.

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Comments (12)
  1. lala63 says:

    What? I love Michael, but no one was holding him hostage forcing drugs into him! Michael made his own choices, and paid someone (“Dr.” Murray) to give him what he wanted.

  2. Gigi says:

    Good for that judge! Those fat cats need to know that many of us know what they did to Michael. Michael was a gift from the lord above and they used and abused him. They continue to do so, even though the man is no longer with us. They took everything form him, in the end even his life. They took from his children and God will see that they pay!

  3. Think says:

    Who has Katherine Jackson not gone after, in the name of money? First, she whines because the $26,000/month from the estate isn’t enough to live on, even though they pay all of her bills. Then she hooks up with internet-porno king Howard Mann to make more money, from estate-unapproved side projects, and openly thanks him for destroying certain Michael memoborabilia. (Gee, I wonder if it was so d@mning about his real lifestyle, it would have hurt her income.) Then she has several thugs beat the cr@p out of Jesse Styles, to get a hold of Michael’s diaries. Now, she’s suing AEG. Katherine, if you truly loved your son, his mind wouldn’t have collapsed, and he’d still be here, alive, healthy, and mentally sound. Go home, you greedy woman, and raise Michael’s kids, who are also funding your lifestyle.

  4. Saber 1 says:

    If he didn’t get the drugs from this doctor, he would have got them from another doctor. I wish we could let him die off and move on. He will always be remembered as pedofile. He needed a shrink not an MD.

  5. maria wasie says:

    There will never be another Michael Joseph Jackson. He will always be the greatest entertainer that I have ever seen in my lifetime. They broke a beautiful human beings spirit. I hope they all drop dead. He was murdered!!!!!

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