This Thursday, March 5, 2009 photo shows American singer Michael Jackson as he announced that he is set to play 10 live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July that year. – Contributed
Katherine Jackson is furious that AEG Live wants her to pay its $1.2 million legal costs.
A jury ruled on October 2 that the concert promoters were not to blame for her son Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, and not wrong for hiring disgraced physician, Conrad Murray, to care for the Thriller hitmakerbefore his This Is It comeback concert series in London, as he was neither “unfit” nor “incompetent” at the time, and the company is now asking a judge to make the Jackson family matriarch cover all of its court fees.
The company has included an itemised list of its costs from the five-month trial in new court documents, including US$540,000 for models and blow-up court exhibits, US$118,000 for unnecessary depositions, US$53,000 for process servers, and US$20,000 for 1,000 pages of jury instructions and other documents.
AEG also wants Katherine to pay its $9 parking fees.
The judge overseeing the case has yet to decide if she will be held responsible for the legal fees.
The 83-year-old filed court documents seeking a new trial in her wrongful death lawsuit against the concert promoters earlier this month.