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Katherine Jackson Still Fighting, Appeals Verdict in Michael Death Case

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You had to see this one coming.

As expected, Katherine Jackson filed an appeal on behalf of her son Michael Jackson's estate in the wrongful death suit against AEG Live. The appeal was filed on Nov. 8 and no further details are available at this time.

Omg! has reached out to Jackson estate family lawyer Brian Panish for further details but hasn't heard back yet at this time.

After a trial that lasted five months this past summer, a jury ruled on Oct. 2 that the giant concert promoter was not responsible for Michael Jackson's death because they did no wrong in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, who they deemed fit and competent.

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When the trial was over, jurors said that if ethics were involved, AEG Live may have been found guilty. "The question was over whether or not Dr. Murray was competent. We found that he was," jury foreman Gregg Barden said at the time. "(He) had a license, he graduated from an accredited college, and we felt that he was competent of doing the job of being a general practitioner."

"Now that doesn't mean we felt he was ethical," Barden continued. "If ethical was in the question, it could have been a different outcome. In the end, he was very unethical. He did something he shouldn't have done."

Panish gave a hint following the ruling that an appeal might be coming. "We are evaluating everything at this time and will then decide," Panish said following the verdict. "We are disappointed by the verdict but respect the jury system."

Earlier this month, "omg! Insider's" Kevin Frazier spoke with the Jackson brothers about the trial. "I felt that we were robbed because the whole thing was set up from the very beginning," Jermaine Jackson said. "This trial [is] not about money, it's not about any of that. We were looking for answers from this second trial … We're still mourning — that's why we're playing the music — but at the same time, I think the organization that Michael worked for … should be ashamed of themselves. How they treated my brother. How they treated him and his last moments. They should be ashamed."

TMZ was the first to report news of the appeal.

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