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Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit begins




Television news broadcasting vans are parked outside of Los Angeles Superior Court where media are reporting from on the first day of trial of Katherine Jackson and Michael’s children against concert promoter AEG Live at Los Angeles Superior Court on April 02, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Jackson heirs reportedly will ask the jury for $40 billion in damages against AEG Live. They blame the company for Dr. Conrad Murray’s ill-fated propofol treatment of the late King of Pop.
Television news broadcasting vans are parked outside of Los Angeles Superior Court where media are reporting from on the first day of trial of Katherine Jackson and Michael’s children against concert promoter AEG Live at Los Angeles Superior Court on April 02, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Jackson heirs reportedly will ask the jury for $40 billion in damages against AEG Live. They blame the company for Dr. Conrad Murray’s ill-fated propofol treatment of the late King of Pop.
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At this hour, opening statements begin in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, against concert giant AEG Live. The trial will feature a star-studded witness list and is expected to last for months.

For more on this case, we're joined now by Anthony McCartney of the AP.