Michael Jackson's mother has lost her bid for a new trial in a negligence case against promoters at AEG Live after a judge officially rejected her request to proceed further in her legal battle.
Katherine Jackson spent much of 2013 seeking a wrongful death conviction against the company bosses, claiming they negligently hired the doctor convicted of administering a lethal dose of an anaesthetic to her superstar son in 2009.
In October (13), a jury rejected Jackson's lawsuit, but her lawyers returned to court on 3 January (14), arguing that the verdict form didn't allow jurors to fully consider evidence in the case against AEG Live bosses.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos did not immediately finalise her ruling, but she made it clear she was against a new trial. She made her verdict official on Monday (13Jan14), stating that she felt jurors in the case were in fact given proper instructions and there were no errors that would warrant a retrial.
As a result of the setback, Jackson has opted to file documents with the California Court of Appeals.
AEG Live executives denied any wrongdoing throughout the 2013 trial and insisted there was no way they could have known that Conrad Murray was giving Jackson propofol in the bedroom of his rented mansion.
Murray spent almost two years behind bars after he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. He was released in October (13).