Jackson died at age 50 before a contract that would have paid Murray $150,000 a month was finalized.
AEG attorney Marvin Putnam has said Murray was not employed by the promoter and he expects the company to win at trial. He said Katherine Jackson's lawyers will be unable to prove that AEG should have foreseen that Murray was a danger to the "Thriller" singer.
A trial is scheduled to begin April 2.
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