Insurer sues to nullify $17.5m-policy for cancelled MJ shows

Updated: Jun 07, 2011, 13:02 PM IST

Washington: Insurance company Lloyd`s of London, who backed promoters at Aeg over Michael Jackson`s doomed ‘This Is It’ concerts, has asked a court in Los Angeles to dismiss a 17.5 million-dollar-policy against them as they claimed that the late King of Pop’s health issue was a lie.

The company chiefs have refused to pay Jackson``s estate officials, reports Contactmusic.

They claimed that the pop superstar betrayed them when they signed on as his insurance company and promised him a policy to cover any losses.

Lawyers for the insurance men have reportedly alleged that Jackson and Aeg lied about the star``s medical history.

According to, the ‘Thriller’ singer never disclosed that he was taking prescription drugs, including anaesthetic Propofol, prior to his death.