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Mar 1, 2013 8:02 PM by Connie Murphy

Suit over hiring of Jackson doctor to go to trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has dismissed all but one count in a civil lawsuit by Michael Jackson's mother against concert giant AEG Live over the pop superstar's death.

Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos' ruling issued Thursday means that Katherine Jackson will have a trial on her claim that AEG negligently hired and supervised the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death.

The decision follows a tentative ruling Palazuelos issued earlier this week dismissing Katherine Jackson's claims that AEG could be held liable for Murray's conduct and breached its duty to properly care for the pop superstar.

AEG attorney Marvin Putnam has said Murray was not employed by the promoter and he expects the company to win at trial.

Katherine Jackson's attorney Kevin Boyle was not immediately available for comment.

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