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.