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This is it: Katherine Jackson vs. tour promoter

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  • Michael Jackson's mother files a wrongful death lawsuit against the concert promoter, saying their negligence led to her son's death
  • What have Michael's kids been up to?
This is it: Katherine Jackson vs. tour promoter

Will evidence be sealed in Jackson family lawsuit?

Michael Jackson's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the tour company for negligence

Katherine Jackson duped by her kids?

Katherine Jackson duped by her kids?

This week marks the beginning of a second trial to get to the bottom of pop icon Michael Jackson's death.

Jury selection is set to start Tuesday for the civil suit Katherine Jackson filed against concert promoter AEG Live in the death of her son.

She claims that AEG pushed her son too hard during his comeback tour "This Is It" and negligently hired Dr. Conrad Murray to help the superstar sleep. Murray was convicted in a separate trial in 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter of the pop star.

Read more: Conrad Murray to Katherine Jackson: Come visit me

Though Murray has refused to testify in this upcoming trial, there is a lot at stake for the Jackson family, who estimate that Michael Jackson would have earned in excess of $40 billion over the years had he not died prematurely in 2009.

That amount -- $40 billion -- is how much the 82-year-old matriarch is suing the concert promoter for, alleging that AEG is responsible for Murray's negligent behavior in issuing massive amounts of sleeping aids to Michael Jackson, which eventually led to his death.

Two of Jackson's three children, who are currently in their grandmother's custody, will also be involved in the trial proceedings. Prince and Paris are slated to testify in the upcoming trial about their father's overdose in 2009 and what they saw and heard in the months preceding his death.

Read more: The Jackson drama through Paris' tweets

Jackson's children seem to have adjusted well since the death of their father. Prince Jackson, 16, just signed on as a special guest correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" and is looking to build a long career in Hollywood.

Paris, 14, has been making waves in the cheerleading world, rooting for her high school basketball team and even reportedly gaining interest from the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading squad who admired her "poise, confidence, and enthusiasm," according to TMZ. Jackson's youngest son, affectionately called Blanket, is now 10.

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