Jacksons vs AEG - Day 87 – September 26 2013 – Summary


Closing arguments wrapped with Jackson rebuttal closing.

Source: HLN is live-blogging closing arguments. Read below for minute-by-minute updates from the trial 


1:00 p.m. ET: Jackson family attorney Brian Panish is now addressing jurors. His rebuttal closing argument is expected to take about two hours. Jurors should begin deliberating the case after that.

1:03 p.m. ET: "How dare them" [AEG Live] not take responsibility and point all the fingers at Michael Jackson, said Panish.

1:05 p.m. ET: "That’s all they care about – putting on a concert, making money. They don’t care about Michael Jackson," said Panish. "They didn't want to help Michael do a comeback. They wanted Michael so they could make money."

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Jacksons vs AEG - Day 86 – September 25 2013 – Summary

Closing arguments started, it was AEGs turn.

Source: HLN is live-blogging closing arguments. Read below for minute-by-minute updates from the trial 

1:11 p.m. ET: The judge is taking the bench.

1:14 p.m. ET: AEG Live attorney Marvin Putnam will deliver the closing argument for the defense. He begins by thanking the jurors for their service.

1:18 p.m. ET: Putnam says AEG Live isn't responsible for Jackson's death because "This was a choice Mr. Jackson made, not somebody else. He was a grown man… he is responsible for his own health -- certainly his own healthcare. And his is responsible for his own choices, no matter how bad those choices might be."
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Jacksons vs AEG - Day 85 – September 24 2013 – Summary

Closing arguments started, it was Jacksons turn.

Source: HLN is live-blogging closing arguments. Read below for minute-by-minute updates from the trial 

1:24 p.m. ET: Katherine Jackson and daughter Rebbie have entered the courtroom. Grandchildren Taj and TJ Jackson (the sons of Tito) are now sitting with their grandmother.

1:34 p.m. ET: Jackson family attorney Brian Panish begins his closing argument by thanking the jury for its service. Jurors have been listening to this case for five months.

1:37 p.m. ET: Panish says Michael Jackson “danced, walked, moon walked on this earth for nearly 50 years… someone like that only comes around every so often. We may never see the likes of Michael Jackson ever again… That gift came at a huge price.”
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Jacksons vs AEG - Day 83 – September 20 2013 – Summary


Dr. Allan Metzger testimony

AEG cross

Kathryn Cahan, attorney from AEG, did cross examination.

Cahan asked if the doctor met with Jacksons attorneys and other things he did last night to prepare for his testimony. Tried to sleep and chilled out, Dr. Metzger responded. Dr. Metzger said he will bill the plaintiffs $1,000/hour for testifying today. He’ll bill 6 or 7 hours for the time on the stand yesterday. Cahan asked if Dr Metzger were to do this for 8 hours/day he’d make $240 thousand a month. “I’d never do this 8 hours a day,” he answered. The doctor said he retired earlier this year from seeing patients.

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