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Judge tentatively rules against new trial in negligence case filed in death of Michael Jackson

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson announces that he is set to play a series of comeback concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, which he announced at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. A judge heard arguments on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, from lawyers for Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, who is seeking a new trial in her negligent hiring case against concert promoter AEG Live LLC. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos did not issue an immediate ruling but indicated in a tentative ruling that she would not grant a new trial. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
January 03, 2014 - 12:49 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A judge has issued a tentative ruling against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson claiming a concert promoter is financially liable for the singer's death.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos issued the lengthy ruling on Friday but did not immediately finalize it after hearing more than two hours of arguments from lawyers.

A jury in October rejected Katherine Jackson's lawsuit claiming AEG Live LLC negligently hired the doctor convicted of giving her son an overdose of anesthetic in 2009.

Her lawyers argued the verdict form didn't allow jurors to fully consider evidence in the case.

AEG's lawyers contend there was no basis for a new trial.

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