Yvette M. Palazuelos
|Yvette M. Palazuelos|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Gray Davis|
|Past post:||Assistant attorney, United States Attorney's Office|
|Law School:||Columbia University|
|Candidate for:||Los Angeles County Superior Court|
|Position:||Not on ballot|
|Election information 2014:|
Yvette M. Palazuelos is a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California. She was appointed by former governor Gray Davis in June 2000. She will be re-elected in 2014 for a term that expires in January of 2021.
- See also: California judicial elections, 2014
| Palazuelos is running for re-election to the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
As an unopposed incumbent, she will be automatically re-elected without appearing on the ballot.
- 2000-2021: Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County
- 1990-2000: Assistant attorney, United States Attorney's Office
Concert promoter not guilty in Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit
Michael Jackson's family lost a $1.5 billion negligence lawsuit against AEG Live, the promoter for Jackson's comeback tour. The tour was brought to an abrupt end before it even began when the "King of Pop" died in 2009. Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 when a coroner's report found that Jackson had died from an overdose of a drug administered by the doctor. Jackon's mother, Katherine Jackson filed the negligence lawsuit, claiming that AEG Live was responsible for hiring an incompetent doctor.
The trial was presided over by Judge Palazuelos and lasted 21 weeks. The jurors ruled in favor of AEG.
- California Courts, "Trial Courts Roster," accessed April 9, 2014
- Los Angeles Times, "Two Prosecutors Named to County Superior Court," June 17, 2000
- Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk: Candidate list for 6/3/2014 primary election, accessed March 17, 2014
- Judicial selection in California
- Yvette M. Palazuelos Judge Profile
- NBC News Channel 4, "Michael Jackson Family Loses $1.5B Lawsuit Against Concert Promoter," October 3, 2013
- Star Tribune, "Courtroom 'appearances' by Jackson should diminish after trial gave intimate look at singer," October 3, 2013 (dead link)