Jan. 8, 2014 at 1:02 PM ET
A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson claiming a concert promoter was financially liable for the singer's death.
Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos did not immediately finalize the ruling after hearing more than two hours of arguments from lawyers.
A jury in October rejected Katherine Jackson's lawsuit claiming AEG Live LLC negligently hired the doctor convicted of giving her son an overdose of anesthetic in 2009.
Correction: Another version of this story incorrectly reported that the Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that Katherine Jackson will not get a new trial. No final ruling has been issued.
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