Opening statements to begin in Jackson civil case

LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday in a case filed by
Michael Jackson's mother against the company promoting his planned
series of comeback concerts.

The remarks Monday in Los Angeles will provide a roadmap of the case, which may last 90 trial days.

Katherine
Jackson is suing concert giant AEG Live over he son's death, claiming
the company failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted of
giving the singer a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol in 2009.

AEG
has denied any wrongdoing and contends it did not hire Conrad Murray,
who remains jailed after his conviction on an involuntary manslaughter
charge.

Michael Jackson's mother and his two teenage children are
among those listed as potential witnesses. Several top AEG executives
are expected to testify as well.

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