No Background Check Conducted on Michael Jackson’s Personal Physician, Attorney Testifies
In what could be a multi-billion dollar negligent hiring civil case, an attorney for the company promoting Michael Jackson’s comeback concert series testified in court Tuesday that the entertainment agency did not conduct background checks for independent contractors.
AEG Live is being sued by Jackson’s mother and three children for negligent hiring, retention or supervision of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the entertainer’s death.
The case illustrates the extension of negligent hiring liability to non-employees, and the importance of conducting background checks not just on direct employees, but also on contractors through a standardized supplier screening program.
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Read the full story here: Los Angeles Times – No background check on Conrad Murray, AEG official testifies