Michael Jackson: judge dismisses all but one count in mother's suit

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A judge in Los Angeles has pretty much gutted the lawsuit Michael Jackson's mother had filed against the promoters of what would have been his last concert tour.

A judge ruled last week that all but one count will go away in a civil lawsuit filed by his mother, Katherine Jackson against AEG Live. The remaining claim is that the promoter was negligent when it hired and supervised former cardiologist Conrad Murray.

Murray was convicted of causing Jackson's 2009 death when he gave him a lethal dose of propofol, usually administered as an anesthetic for surgery. Mrs. Jackson had also sought to claim that AEG could be held liable for Murray's conduct and breached its duty to care for her son. But those claims were tossed out by the judge's ruling last week.

A trial is scheduled to begin April 2.

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