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'High stakes' in Michael Jackson 'wrongful death' case

A lawyer for Michael Jackson's mother says the pop star's promoters failed properly to vet the doctor convicted of causing his death from a drug overdose, as a wrongful death lawsuit opens.

Katherine Jackson and his three children say AEG Live should be held liable for Jackson's death in 2009.

The promoters say they did no wrong and could not have foreseen Jackson's death on the eve of his comeback tour.

Millions of dollars are at stake in the trial, which could last up to 90 days

Alistair Leithead reports from Los Angeles.

  • 30 Apr 2013
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