Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case

January 31, 2015 3:07 AM

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Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California state appeals court on Friday denied Michael Jackson's family its latest attempt to reverse a jury's decision that cleared concert promoter AEG Live of negligence in the singer's death.

The three-judge panel ruled that Jackson's mother and children did not have standing for a new trial after their attorneys argued last week that AEG Live was liable for Jackson's treatment, and that jury instructions were confusing and not wide enough in scope.

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