AP Entertainment Writer
A judge says she is inclined to allow a lawsuit by Michael Jacksonís mother against a concert promoter she claims is responsible for her sonís death to go to trial on a single claim.
Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos issued a tentative ruling Monday stating that a jury should decide whether concert giant AEG negligently hired the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the singerís 2009 death.
Palazuelosí tentative decision calls for the dismissal of other claims that could hold AEG liable for Jacksonís death. It is unclear when the ruling will become finalized and it could change.
AEG had sought a complete dismissal of the case, arguing that former cardiologist Conrad Murray wasnít an AEG employee, but was acting as Jacksonís personal physician.