The wrongful death suit is being brought by Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and his three children.
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An attorney for the Jackson family says Dr. Conrad Murray's conviction was just the beginning of bringing forth the truth, and that forces much larger than Murray were involved in Jackson's death.
In court papers, lawyers for the Jacksons have portrayed AEG as a heartless and profit-driven company. They say that pressure from AEG to put on the tour pushed Jackson toward Dr. Murray for nightly doses of the powerful anesthetic propofol for insomnia.
"AEG said that if they called off the Tour, there would be lawsuits and Jackson's career would be over," the family's lawyers said in a complaint last year. "They [AEG] said Jackson must work with Murray."
The Jackson's also claim that AEG's contract with the singer meant the company had a legal duty to "treat him safely and to not put him in harm's way." The family says AEG breached that contract by hiring Murray, who it knew would go along with their sole interest -- making money off the concerts.
The Jacksons are seeking an unspecified amount of money.
AEG has denied the allegations, saying in court filings that it "in no way controlled" Jackson, who they say had the option to terminate Murray's services.
During Murray's criminal trial, three AEG officials took the stand. They each testified that the company had no indication that Murray was anything less than competent as a physician.
One of those witnesses was Kathy Jorrie, the lawyer who helped draft Murray's contract. She said Murray told her repeatedly that Jackson was in perfect health.
The company also claims it was Jackson's choice to hire Murray. They had wanted to hire a British doctor, but Jackson maintained he needed his own doctor, available to him 24-seven, AEG CEO Randy Phillips said.
Earlier this year, a judge threw out parts of the suit, including allegations of fraud an infliction of emotional distress on Jackson's children. But the judge ruled that claims of breach of contract and negligence in hiring Murray could move forward.
The case is set for trial next September.
Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, has filed a separate civil claim against Murray.
Legal experts speculate that the two cases may be combined.
Information from The Los Angeles Times