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Jackson family to appeal lawsuit?

Michael Jackson's family are reportedly preparing to appeal their 31 billion dollar lawsuit defeat.

Last week a jury cleared gig promoter AEG of negligence in hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor who gave pop star Michael a fatal dose of the drug propofol in 2009 and was jailed for involuntary manslaughter.

But according to the Daily Mirror, the Jackson family are planning to appeal the decision.

The singer's mum Katherine, 82, claimed AEG should have known Conrad was unfit to treat Michael and so were in part responsible for his death.

AEG said that Michael hired his doctor himself and was to blame for his own demise, while the Jackson family lawyer Brian Panish is believed to have lost around £4.5 million by taking on the case as no win no fee.

Tom Mesereau, who successfully defended Michael at his 2005 molestation trial, said: "I spoke to them. They are going to appeal."

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