• January 4 (Day 1 of Dr Conrad Murray preliminary hearing) :
Katherine, Jackie & LaToya attend the hearing.
Los Angeles County Prosecutor David Walgren makes his opening statement.
Testimonies of Kenny Ortega (producer/director for "This Is It"), Michael Amir Williams (Michael's assistant at the time of his death) & Faheem Muhammad (Michael's bodyguard at the time of his death)

  • January 5 (Day 2 of Dr Conrad Murray preliminary hearing) :
Katherine, Joe, Janet, Rebbie, Randy & LaToya attend the hearing.
Testimonies of Alberto Alvarez (Michael's bodyguard at the time of his death), Kai Chase, (Michael's cook at the time of his death) & Richard Senneff (an EMT who arrived at Michael Jackson's house 4 minutes after the 911 call)

Frank Dileo, is heading to New York to sell a tell-all book about his colorful life in the music business. He says the memoir will detail his work with Michael Jackson and dealings with the singer's family and estate, including the weeks leading up to last month's posthumous release of the controversial "Michael" album.

  • January 6 (Day 3 of Dr Conrad Murray preliminary hearing) :
Katherine & LaToya attend the hearing.
Testimonies of Richard Senneff, Martin Blount (another EMT who arrived at Michael Jackson's house 4 minutes after the 911 call), two reps from the phone companies ATT & Sprint Nextel (Harry Daliwal et Jeff Strohm), (two doctors from the UCLA Medical Center (Dr. Richelle Cooper & Dr. Thao Nguyen) & death investigator Dan Myers

Howard Weitzman & Jeremiah T Reynolds, attorneys for Petitioners John Branca & John McClain, Executors of the Michael Jackson Estate file a petition for order to vacate and deliver possession and control of real property asking a judge to remove Alejandra Jackson and her children Jaafar, Jermajesty, Genevieve, Donte and Randy Jr. from the Hayvenhurst family estate on grounds they're not beneficiaries of Michael Jackson's will and have no claim to the property.

  • January 7 (Day 4 of Dr Conrad Murray preliminary hearing) :
Katherine, Joe & LaToya attend the hearing.
Testimonies of Dan Myers, Sade Anding (a girlfriend of Dr Murray's at the time of Michael's death), Bridgette Morgan (Dr Murray's former girlfriend) Nicole Alvarez (Dr Murray's former girldriend and mother of one his children), Elissa Fleak (an investigator for the L.A. County Coroner's Office)

  • January 10 (Day 5 of Dr Conrad Murray preliminary hearing) :
Katherine, Janet, Rebbie, Randy & LaToya attend the hearing.
Testimonies of Stephen Marx (an iPhone expert), Tim Lopez (a pharmacist at Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas), Jaime Lintemoot ( Senior Criminalist from the L.A. County Coroner's Office) & Orlando Martinez (LAPD Robbery Homicide Detective)

  • January 11 (Day 6 of Dr Conrad Murray preliminary hearing) :
Katherine, Janet, Randy & LaToya attend the hearing.
Testimonies of Christopher Rogers (a doctor for the L.A. County Coroner's Office) & Richard Ruffalo

Judge Michael Pastor rules there is sufficient evidence to warrant a manslaughter trial and so Dr. Conrad Murray is ordered to stand trial in the death of Michael Jackson.

The Judge also
orders the suspension of Dr Murray's medical license, as a condition to his bail.

In his closing statement, Deputy District Attorney David Walgren told the judge, "It was not Michael Jackson's time to go. Michael Jackson is not here today because of the negligence and reckless acts of Dr. Murray."

Walgren said Murray cared more about covering up evidence than helping MJ.

Judge Pastor's ruling follows a 6-day preliminary hearing in which more than 20 witnesses were called.

If convicted Murray faces a maximum of 4 years in prison.
Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, tells TMZ, "We are disappointed but not surprised. We knew we would be in trial and that's where we're going to end up."

  • January 12 :
Katherine & the kids move to a rented estate in Calabasas, California while Hayvenhurst is being extensively remodeled.
It's a 12,670 square-foot mansion rented $26,000 a month featuring 7 bedrooms, a game room, a movie theater, a guest house, a wine cellar, and much more.

  • January 20 :
Michael Jackson's estate is suing businessman Howard Mann, who operates the website http://www.jacksonsecretvault.com/ with Katherine Jackson, claiming both are infringing on copyrights and pose unfair competition.

The website features a book of Katherine's recollections of Michael and released a remix of a Jacksons song shortly before the release of a posthumous album last year.

The copyright infringement lawsuit asks a federal judge to turn over the website to the estate. It also seeks all profits from the website, which would go to the multimillion estate that supports Katherine Jackson and the singer's three children.

The complaint alleges Mann and the site are using Michael's likeness improperly, including images from the film "This Is It" and five sketches the singer drew. The lawsuit states Mann has created a false endorsement by including a "special thanks" to the estate in Katherine Jackson's book despite not receiving permission for the use of copyrighted works.

"The Estate had hoped Mann would voluntarily cease his conduct but that was not to be," estate attorney Howard Weitzman wrote in a statement. "People who trade off of Michael's personality, copyrights, and trademarks should not be allowed to exploit the legacy of one of the world's most recognized talents for their own benefit."

  • January 21 :
Katherine has just filed legal docs claiming AEG was well aware there were life-threatening activities going down at Michael's house yet the company turned a blind eye.
Katherine is challenging AEG's motion to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit against the company.

  • January 25 :
Katherine, Rebbie & Jackie attends Dr Murray's arraignment in L.A

Dr. Conrad Murray pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson telling the judge, "Your Honor, I am an innocent man, I therefore plead not guilty."

The trial date is set for March 28.

Later in the evening Jackie takes his nephew Prince to the basketball game of his Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz in the Staples Center in L.A.

Frank Cascio, Michael’s closest friend and longtime associate, has signed a book deal with Harper Collins’s William Morrow division.

  • February 02 :
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos denies a motion by AEG, a subsidiary of the Anschutz Entertainment Group, to dismiss Katherine Jackson's case against the company.

But the judge says lawyers for Katherine will need to show evidence of fraud, negligent infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy.

Kenny Ortega was originally named as a defendant. But Katherine Jackson's attorneys recently dropped him from the suit, citing new information.

In court papers, AEG's attorneys said the company "did not choose or hire Dr. Murray" and merely conducted negotiations aimed at "retaining him as an independent contractor."

The next hearing in Katherine Jackson's civil case is scheduled for March 22.

  • February 13 :
Prince celebrates his 14th birthday with family & friends.

  • February 21 :
Blanket celebrates his 9th birthday with family & friends.

  • February 25 :
Good Morning America airs an interview of Katherine, Prince, Paris & Blanket

  • March 2 :
The trial date for Dr Murray is postponed to May 9

  • March 10 :
The video for "Hollywood Tonight" is premiered

  • March 15 :

The judge in the MJ ESTATE VS Alejandra Jackson case just ruled that Alejandra could stay in the Jackson family house for another month, until there's a full trial on whether she can be evicted. Trial date is April 14.

  • March 16 :

(March 16, 2011, New York, NY) Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, has acquired Jermaine Jackson’s memoir You Are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother’s Eyes, the most authoritative account from inside the Jackson music dynasty illuminating the private man, the son, the father, and the brother. Stacy Creamer, Vice President and Publisher of Touchstone, acquired North America, audio, and first serial rights from Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown London. You Are Not Alone will be published in fall 2011. The book will be published simultaneously in the UK by HarperCollins.

LaToya will also publish her second memoir, tentatively titled Starting Over and set to be released in the United States on September 13, 2011 through Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

  • March 24/25 :
Jury selection begins for Dr Murray's trial.

  • March 24 :

Elizabeth Taylor is buried in a private ceremony, the day after she died, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Taylor is entombed in the Great Mausoleum, where public access to her tomb is restricted.

  • June 21 :
LaToya releases her new book "Starting Over" and gives many interviews to promote it.

  • June 25 :

Prince, Paris & Blanket spend the day with Katherine & LaToya at their Calabasas home.

  • July 22 :
The proposed Michael Jackson tribute concert will feature a galaxy of international superstars and will "touch the hearts of millions" around the world, according to organisers.

The King of Pop's mother Katherine and his siblings Marlon, Tito, Jackie and La Toya are working with officials at promotion company Global Live Events to stage a spectacular show in honour of the late star.

Details of the concert, which will benefit charities in the U.S. and the U.K., will be revealed at a special press conference in Los Angeles on Monday (25Jul11), but the promoters are certain the event will be a global smash.

A spokeswoman for Global Live Events says, "(It) will feature the world's most amazing music performers and be in honour of one of the greatest and best-loved entertainers of our time. This spectacular event will touch the hearts of millions around the world."
  • August 08 :
Prince, Paris, Blanket, Katherine and Latoya Jackson attend Children's Hospital Los Angeles Receives Michael Jackson Artwork Donation ceremony in L.A.

  • August 26 + 27 :
Katherine & Joe take Prince, Paris & Blanket to the old family home in Gary, Indiana.

  • August 28 :
Prince & Paris go back to school while Blanket continues to be home schooled.

  • September 08-23 :
Jury selection take place for Dr Murray's trial.

  • September 13 :

Jermaine Jackson releases his memoir "You Are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother’s Eyes" and gives many interviews to promote it.

A huge development in the Michael Jackson Estate case. The Executors have done so well making money for the Estate since Jackson died, they want to fund the Michael Jackson Trust to the tune of $30 million for the benefit of Katherine Jackson and Michael's 3 kids.

TMZ has obtained court documents in which co-Executors John Branca and John McClain are asking the court's permission to fund the trust. According to the docs, the Estate generated more than $310 million in gross revenues as of December 31, 2010 -- that's the latest accounting.

In addition to funding the trust, the Executors are asking the court's permission to sell the longtime family home on Hayvenhurst Avenue in Encino, CA. According to the docs, Katherine wants to sell the house and, although no price is mentioned, the property was valued at $4,150,000 when Michael died.

The docs say Katherine wants the Estate to purchase another home and she's eying several properties, but we're told the home she really wants is the Calabasas house in which she and the kids are currently living.

  • September 23 :
Prince attends the Tribute to Bambi 2011 at the Station on September 23, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. He is accompanied by Dieter Wiesner & Howard Mann...

  • September 27 (Day 1) :

Opening statements from the prosecution & the defense.
Testimonies of Kenny Ortega & Paul Gongaware.

  • September 28 (Day 2) :

Testimonies of Paul Gongaware, Kathy Jorrie, Michael Amir Williams & Faheem Muhammad.

  • September 29 (Day 3) :

Testimonies of Alberto Alvarez & Kai Chase.

  • September 30 (Day 4) :

Testimonies of Robert Russell, Richard Senneff, Martin Blount & Dr Richelle Cooper.

  • October 2 :
Prince, Paris, Blanket, Jermajesty, Jaffar, Katherine, Tito, Jackie & Marlon attend the world premiere of the Cirque Du Soleil "Immortal" show in Montreal.

  • October 3 (Day 5) :

Testimonies of Dr Richelle Cooper, Dr Thao Nguyen.

  • October 4 (Day 6)
Testimonies of Nicole Alvarez & Tim Lopez.

  • October 5 (Day 7)
Prosecutos play a recording of Dr Murray's phone conversation with Michael on May 10, 2009.
Testimony of Stephen Marx (a computer forensic examiner).
  • October 6 (Day 8)
Testimonies of Elissa Fleak (Los Angeles County coroner's investigator) & Dan Anderson (coroner's chief toxicologist)

  • October 7 (Day 9)
Jury hears Dr Murray's police interview taped on June 27, 2009.
Testimonies of Scott Smith & Orlando Martinez (LAPD Detectives)

  • October 8
Katherine, Joe, Jackie, Tito, LaToya, Marlon, Siggy, Taj, Taryll, TJ, Prince, Paris, Blanket, Jaafar, Jermajesty & Royal attend "Michael Forever" Tribute concert in Cardiff, UK.
Janet, Austin, Rebbie, Jermaine & Randy refuse to participate.

  • October 11 (Day 10)
Testimony of Dr Christopher Rogers (Los Angeles County deputy medical examiner).
A shocking photo of Michael's body is show in court and then on TMZ...
Katherine & Rebbie leave the courtroom.

  • October 12 (Day 11)
Testimonies of Dr Nader Kamangar & Dr Alon Steinberg.
Dr Murray's defense lawyer announces to the Judge that they decided to drop the claim that Michael drank fatal dose of Propofol.

  • October 13 (Day 12)
Testimonies of Dr Nader Kamangar & Dr Steven Shafer.

  • October 19 (Day 13)
Testimony of Dr Steven Shafer.

  • October 20 (Day 14)
Testimony of Dr Steven Shafer

  • October 21 (Day 15)
Testimony of Dr Steven Shafer.

  • October 24 (Day 16)
Testimony of Dr Steven Shafer.
The prosecution rests his case.
The Defense calls their first witnesses :
Testimonies of Dr Allan Metzger & nurse Cherilyn Lee.

  • October 25 (Day 17)
Testimonies of Cherilyn Lee & AEG CEO Randy Phillips.

  • October 26 (Day 18)
Testimonies of Gerry Causey, Lunette Sampson, Ruby Mosley,

  • October 27 (Day 19)
Testimonies of Dr Robert Waldman & Dr Paul White.

  • October 28 (Day 20)
Testimony of Dr Paul White.

  • October 31 (Day 21)
Testimony of Dr Paul White.

  • November 1 (Day 22)
Testimony of Dr Paul White.
Dr Conrad Murray refuses to testify.
The Defense rests its case.

  • November 2

David Gest, Rebbie & Tito attend the world premiere of Gest's documentary about Michael.

  • November 3 (Day 23)

Closing Statements to the Prosecution & the Jury.
The case goes to the Jury.

  • November 4
The Jury deliberation begins.

  • November 7

The Jackson family arrive at court for the Dr Conrad Murray trial verdict.

Murray is convicted in the 2009 death of pop singer Michael Jackson from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic prop

  • November 10

Marlon, Jackie, Tito & Prince attend a press conference in Los Angeles to announce the 'Thriller' et 'Beat It" jackets signed by The Jacksons.

  • November 29

Katherine, Rebbie, LaToya & Jermaine attend the sentencing of Dr. Conrad Murray at the Los Angeles Superior Court. Judge Michael E. Pastor sentences Murray to four years in the Los Angeles County Jail for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson. A restitution hearing is scheduled for January 23, 2012 to determine the amount of restitution to be paid to the Jackson family.

  • November 30

Prince, Paris, Blanket & Katherine Jackson attend FOX's 'The X Factor' Top 7 Live Performance Show in West Hollywood.

  • December 03

Prince, Paris, Blanket, Katherine, Jackie, Tito, Donte, Randy Jr, Jaafar & Jermajesty attend the US premiere of "Immortal" in Las Vegas

  • December 12

Katherine attends the press conference of 'Michael Jackson Children Foundation' at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.

  • December 15

Paris is a guest on the Ellen Show to announce her first film project "Lundon's BridgeAnd The Three Keys. Prince & Blanket are in the audience.

  • Christmas holidays

Prince, Paris & Blanket go to Orlando with Omer Bhatti & the 3T and their families.