Almost a year has passed since Michael Jackson passed away. (Can you even believe that?) People still remember, respect, and love him/his music. However, now here comes another lawsuit battle regarding the death of the king of pop. Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, sued AEG Live LLC in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, claiming the promoter of her son’s planned comeback concerts didn’t provide key lifesaving equipment and didn’t adequately monitor the cardiologist hired to care for her son. Also, she is seeking unspecified damages on behalf of herself and her son’s three children.

"The lawsuit is inaccurate, unsubstantiated and meritless," attorney Marvin S. Putnam said in a statement released by AEG Live LLC.

The statement emphasized the point that the doctor, Conrad Murray, was acting as Jackson’s personal physician and was not an AEG employee — "Dr. Murray was Mr. Jackson’s longtime personal physician. AEG did not choose him, hire him or supervise him," the statement claims.

Putnam said there would be no further public comments on the lawsuit.

Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for his alleged actions in the hours before Jackson’s death. Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Jackson in June 2009. Police said Murray gave Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic Propofol. He is not a named defendant in Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit although he is frequently mentioned.

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Eiko Watanabe is a Blast staff writer in New York

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