Facebook.com/MichaelJacksonConcert promoter AEG, which had organized Michael Jackson's aborted This Is It concerts in London, has dropped a 17.5-million-dollar insurance claim related to the concerts, according to CNN.
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles ***** published excerpts of emails connected to AEG in which one of its officials, as well as various people working on the concerts, expressed concern over Michael's health. However, a lawyer for AEG tells CNN its decision to drop the insurance claim is unrelated to the leaking of the emails.
The insurer, Lloyds of London, had itself sued AEG, claiming the promoter had not not been open about Michael's health and **** issues. Lloyds of London tells CNN it has dropped its case against AEG in exchange for the promoter withdrawing its claim. Lloyds is still pursuing a similar case against Michael Jackson Company LLC, which is controlled by his estate.
AEG continues to face a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Michael's heirs. The AEG lawyer reportedly has asked the judge in that case to exclude the leaked emails from consideration and to fine Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson. Howard Mann, with whom Katherine collaborated on a book, admits to CNN that he leaked the messages to the Los Angeles *****.
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