Katherine Jackson , 83, and her grandchildren -- Prince, Paris and Blanket -- claim the entertainment giant negligently hired and controlled the physician who gave the singer a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol in 2009, days before his "This Is It" tour was to open in London. Also AEG says it was Jackson who hired Dr. Conrad Murray , and that any money the company was supposed to pay the doctor was an advance to the singer. Murray is serving jail time for his involuntary manslaughter conviction. Katherine Jackson is not the first family member to testify in the months-long trial, but the family matriarch may be among the most anticipated witnesses. Michael Jackson's eldest son, Prince, took the stand in late June, when the 16-year-old testified about his childhood , his father's preparations for the "This Is It" tour, and the day the singer died . FULL COVERAGE: AEG wrongful death trial Two of Michael Jackson's nephews have also testified , including TJ Jackson, who with his grandmother shares guardianship over the King of Pop's children. Katherine Jackson has spent much of the trial seated in the front row of the courtroom, where she has been well-received by her son's fans who also routinely watch the proceedings. On a recent day, some of the fans lined the hallway as Katherine Jackson walked to the elevator, flanked by her nephew, Trent, and security. The fans waved as the matriarch moved slowly past.
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Hernandez benefited from the dogged efforts of an excellent defense team, the support of best-selling author Scott Turow and recent advances in DNA testing. They were exonerated and released from prison in 1995. Their case is a chilling example of how easily the criminal justice system, without adequate safeguards, can become a force for evil. Three former prosecutors and four police officers have been indicted for obstruction of justice in the case. Since 1973 approximately 6,000 people have been sentenced to death in the United States. The report noted that the 69 who have been released from death row during that period represent a little more than 1 out of every 100 prisoners sentenced to death. That is a hideous error rate for so horrible a punishment. Worse, the error rate is almost certainly higher.
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PHOTOS: MICHAEL JACKSON'S LIFE IN PHOTOS "Katherine's going to talk about Michael growing up as a child, his life, his family, his career, his relationship with his children and how his death has affected her and her children and Michael's children," her lawyer Brian Panish told the Daily News. "It will be off the charts," in terms of emotions, he said. Kevin Mazur/AEG/via Getty Images Jackson alleges that AEG negligently hired and supervised the doctor now serving four years in connection with Michael Jackson's June 2009 overdose death. RELATED: JACKO TOUR MONEY WOULD'VE GONE TO MOLESTATION TRIALS COSTS: LAWYERS The closely watched trial started in April and is expected to stretch into September with defense witnesses for AEG starting next week. Asked Thursday if Katherine was nervous about tough questions related to her famous family, Panish shook his head. "You think she's a tough woman? No question," he said.
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Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Worker Killed At Apartment Site
Roseline Conteh was among the http://www.manta.com/p/3czcn6gwy7h02h_/kevin-cortright#ClaimedCompanies six people who died. The suit says the defendants had ample warning of structural problems. Travel Deals Emily Babay, PHILLY.COM Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:14 AM A second wrongful death suit is being filed today over the deadly June building collapse in Center City. The suit is being filed by the family of Roseline Conteh, a 52-year-old immigrant from Sierra Leone and mother of eight, who was among the six people who died when a building being demolished toppled onto a Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market streets. "This collapse was caused by the negligence, carelessness, recklessness, intentional misrepresentations and conscience-shocking behavior" of the defendants, the suit says. Defendants in the suit include the Salvation Army; STB Investments Corporation, the owner of the building under demolition; STB principal Richard Basciano; Griffin Campbell, whose construction business was handling the demolition; excavator operator Sean Benschop and architect Plato Marinakos. More coverage READ: The complaint filed by Roseline Conteh's family The suit says the defendants had ample warning of structural problems and other issues that could hinder the demolition, and should have prevented the collapse that killed Conteh, a Southwest Philadelphia nursing assistant who died while shopping for clothing for her family and friends. The June 5 incident also left 13 people injured.
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Second wrongful death suit being filed in Center City building collapse
Sach Oliver, an attorney in the case, told 5NEWS Rhines family and child need to be financially taken care of. The lawsuit alleges that the trench Rhine died in did not have adequate protection to prevent a collapse and had not been inspected by the defendants, according to a statement by the law firm. Parkcrest Builders LLC is also listed as a defendant in the case. Here several rules all laid out in the OSHA report werent followed, which caused the hole to collapse on a twenty-year-old man, Oliver said. Brannon Rhine should not have died. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a $7,600 fine in July to the company building the Fayetteville apartment complex. Rhine died May 5 when equipment struck a sewer line, and a hole collapsed around him. In the citation, OSHA states employees in the excavation were not protected from cave-ins while working in the 6-foot trench. Oliver said the lawsuit does not seek a specific dollar amount, and it may be up to a jury to decide how much money, if any, to award Rhines family. Rhines fiancee says thats not enough, but shes glad that OSHA is taking action.
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