Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos said lawyers for the plaintiff hadn't shown enough evidence that Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live LLC, and promoter Paul Gongaware were responsible for the death of the pop star.
Judge Palazuelos' ruling will simplify the case for jurors, who could begin deliberations before the end of the month.
On Monday, Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos gave the jury legal instructions.
Everyone has biases, she said, but they must not be swayed by prejudice, sympathy or public opinion while deliberating.
MJ Judge Verdict - Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos has big news for those interested in the Michael Jackson / AEG case Oct. 2.
Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos has big news for those interested in the Michael Jackson / AEG case Oct. 2.
Judge Yvette Palazuelos also recently dismissed AEG Live executives Randy Phillips and Paul Gongaware from the suit after finding they "did not control, direct, or perpetrate any of the activities in [Michael Jackson's] home" that ultimately led to Jackson's death, and they "committed no act directly related to the harm."
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