Testimony ends in Jacko civil trial
LOS ANGELES – Testimony ended Friday in a long-running lawsuit claiming the promoter of Michael Jackson’s planned comeback concerts was negligent in hiring the doctor convicted of causing the death of the superstar.
Closing arguments were expected to begin on Tuesday, with the case possibly going to jurors later next week.
Lawyers for Katherine Jackson, who filed the suit involving her son, concluded testimony in the 21-week case after jurors heard from Michael Jackson’s longtime personal physician, Dr. Allan Metzger, and his attorney.
Metzger testified about Jackson’s skin conditions, burns and other injuries that required medical care by a variety of doctors. He also described Jackson’s generosity.
Jackson died in 2009 at his rented mansion in Los Angeles while preparing for the “This Is It” shows in London.