Court orders Jackson's mother to pay $800,000

Michael Jackson’s mother should pay the promoter of her son’s ill-fated comeback concerts more than $800,000 in costs associated with her failed negligent hiring lawsuit, an American judge has indicated.

Court orders Jackson's mother to pay $800,000

Michael Jackson’s mother should pay the promoter of her son’s ill-fated comeback concerts more than $800,000 in costs associated with her failed negligent hiring lawsuit, an American judge has indicated.

Superior Court judge Yvette Palazuelos issued a tentative ruling against Katherine Jackson today.

The five-month trial ended with a jury determining that AEG Live LLC did not negligently hire the doctor convicted of causing Jackson’s death in 2009.

AEG Live initially sought more than $1.2m to cover the cost of court reporters and exhibits.

Katherine Jackson’s lawyers claimed that only about a quarter of that amount was justified.

Both sides agreed not to argue with the tentative ruling, although once finalised it can be appealed.

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