LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury of 12 people has been accepted by both sides for
the trial of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of Michael Jackson against AEG concert promoters.
Lawyers on Monday then immediately began questioning prospects to sit as
The jury was seated a week after a pool of more than 100 candidates was
assembled. Many prospects were eliminated because they said serving on a
three-month trial would be a hardship.
Others were excused for cause when they said they had a bias against Jackson
or disapproved of big-figure lawsuits.
Katherine Jackson's lawsuit claims AEG, the company that promoted the
ill-fated "This is It" concert, hired Dr. Conrad Murray as Jackson's physician
without checking his credentials. Murray was convicted of involuntary
manslaughter in the death of the superstar