Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sky Pulls Michael Jackson Programme

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jackson's Estate Sued For $24M

Michael Jonzu, a music producer, is claiming that the Jackson estate owes him for his involvement on the late Michael Jackson's posthumously released track This is It, and is suing both Jackson's estate and the track's co-writer, Paul Anka.

How much does he want?


Monday, April 02, 2012

Conrad Murray Has Dysentery

Conrad Murray has not been having a particularly pleasant time in jail, as apparently he has gone down with dysentery

Monday, January 30, 2012

Conrad Murray Requests Release

Dr Conrad Murray has requested that he be released from jail pending his appeal against his four year sentence. He said in a declaration that he should be released either on his own recognizance or on bail with electronic monitoring.

His lawyer, J. Michael Flanagan, stated in the motion that Murray knows he cannot work as a doctor but would find other employment. He suggested the sentence and Murray's mode of confinement is extremely severe for a man with no prior criminal record.

A hearing on the motion is set for February 24th.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Restitution Withdrawn

Prosecutors will not seek restitution against Dr Conrad Murray.

The request for restitution of $100M was permanently withdrawn, after discussions with the Jackson family.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Dr Conrad Murray has launched an appeal against the the claim made by Michael Jackson's family for $100M in restitution against him.

Dr Murray's lawyer, Michael Falangan, claims that the amount of restitution ought to be restricted, given that Jackson was in part responsible for his own death through a self-administration of Propofol.

The judge is considering the amount.

Monday, January 09, 2012


A group of 100 Michael Jackson fans based in France have hired a lawyer, Emmanuel Ludot, to sue Conrad Murray (who is currently serving time for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson)  for compensation for the "emotional damage" caused by Conrad Murray.

Ludot told the Afp:

"It's similar to losing a childhood friend in a traffic accident. Because this death affects you, you have the possibility to file a suit and seek compensation."

The case will be heard in Orleans, France on April 11 2012.

Will the money, if they win the case, bring Jackson back or assuage their alleged "grief"?

Friday, December 09, 2011

Conrad Murray Appeals

Dr Conrad Murray, who has been sentenced to four years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of Michale Jackson, has filed an appeal against the sentence.

He has filed "pro Per" (ie he represents himself), but the filing does not indicate the basis of his appeal.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Lloyd's Disputes Insurance Claim

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Malcolm Mackey, has ruled that Lloyd's of London (the insurers for Michael Jackson's comeback shows) can study some of his medical records.

Lloyd's is challenging a policy claim of £11M on Jackson's death, citing the fact that it was not aware that he was on medication, and have filed a suit against the tour promoter AEG.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Conrad Murray Sentenced

Dr Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in country jail (not state prison) yesterday, for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson.

On passing sentence Judge Michael Pastor said:

"Of everything I heard and saw during the course of the trial, one aspect of the evidence stands out the most, and that is the surreptitious recording of Michael Jackson by his trusted doctor.

I find that Dr Murray abandoned his patient who was trusting him; his patient was vulnerable under those circumstances, having been administrated potentially dangerous drugs by his medical provider.

Dr Murray's course of conduct extended over a period of time, he repeatedly lied and engaged in deceitful misconduct and endeavoured to cover up his transgressions.

He violated the trust of the medical community, of his colleagues and of his patient and he has absolutely no sense of remorse, absolutely no sense of fault and remains dangerous.

It's easy to say, 'Oh well, Dr Murray is a medical doctor, he's a smart sophisticated man, he doesn't have a criminal history, he may not be licensed to practise medicine in the future - although that has nothing to do with me, I have no authority over that.

The fact remains, Dr Murray is offended by that patient dying and I don't have any idea what will prompt Dr Murray to do or not do something in the future that may be dangerous to a patient if he does practise medicine in the United States or even elsewhere."

It is likely, because of overcrowding, that Dr Murray will not serve the full term.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Prosecution Press For Maximum Term and $100M Fine

Dr Conrad Murray will be sentenced next week, having been found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson.

The prosecution have filed a sentencing memo asking for Dr Murray to be sentenced to the maximum of four years in jail, together with a request that he be forced to pay Jackson's children over $100M in compensation for Jackson's loss of income.

Given that Dr Murray has lost his licence, it is unlikely that he will ever be able to pay that debt. However, if he were fined $100M it would ensure that he would never personally profit from any future media deals; as the monies earned would have to be used to pay down the debt.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


It appears that Dr Conrad Murray has, for the last two years been co-operating with a documentary team (October Films) on a film about Michael Jackson.

He was paid a nominal sum of $1.

However, I dare say (had Jackson not died, and Dr Murray not been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter) there would have been other media deals in the pipeline.

In an extract from the forthcoming documentary, Dr Murray says:

"He was pleading and begging to please please let him have some milk because that was the only thing that would work."

Doubtless though, Dr Murray will now find time to write a book about it.