Michael Jackson AEG lawsuit closing arguments underway

September 24, 2013 (LOS ANGELES)

Attorney Brian Panish delivered his closing argument Tuesday in a packed courtroom, explaining why jurors should believe that concert promoter AEG Live LLC was responsible for hiring the doctor whose actions led the star's death.

Panish played videotapes of testimony from the 21-week trial and said it's clear that AEG hired Dr. Conrad Murray, even though the contract with him may have been more oral than written.

He said AEG Live decided to take a risk without investigating Murray's background because they were anxious to launch lucrative concerts.

AEG claims it was Jackson who decided to hire Murray.

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