Transcript for Jackson Wrongful Death Suit: Closing Arguments Underway
Now, to the michael jackson wrongful death lawsuit. Closing arguments under way. Jackson's family asking a jury for up to $1.5 billion in damages. From a concert promoter. As abc's david wright reports, the late pop star, very much a presence in the courtroom. Katherine jackson versus aeg live. Reporter: Who is to blame for the king of pop's death? That billion-dollar question, which has played out in this l.A. Courtroom for five months, will finally be in the hands of the jury in a matter of hours. Michael jackson's immediate family, now asking a jury to award $1.5 billion in damages. Attorney brian punish representing katherine jackson and michael jackson's three children, argued that concert promoter, aeg live, is liable for hiring dr. Conrad murray. Murray prescribed the fatal dose of propofol that killed jackson. Why did he do it? Reporter: Aeg insists the company is not to blame for the pop star's death. That murray was jackson's employee, not theirs. But panish argued this e-mail proves otherwise. We need to remind dr. Murray that aeg, not m.J., That's paying him. Reporter: That incriminating message, sent by top aeg executives less than two weeks before jackson's death. On the witness stand, the executives did their best to disavow it. I don't remember. I don't remember. Reporter: On tuesday, the jacksons' lawyer appealed to the jury's emotions. Showing heartbreaking home videos of michael jackson with his kids. Today, aeg's lawyer makes his closing argument. He has a tough act to follow. For "good morning america," david wright, abc news, los angeles. Five months. Five months hearing testimony. Yeah. Really pulled the heart strings there.
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