The lawyers for Katherine Jackson (lead lawyer Brian Panish is pictured above) argued that AEG maintained a "show must go on" mentality and ignored the signs that Murray was in financial trouble and would act irrationally to get his $150,000/month fee that he was promised. They said the company's negligence made them liable for anywhere from $900 million to $1.6 billion worth of economic damages and $290 million in personal suffering.
AEG lawyers maintained that the singer was also in financial disarray and would have had to pay the majority of his tour money to take care of a $400 million debt. They said, if anything, Jackson's children and mother would have only received $21 million from the singer.
(Photo: AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Al Seib, POOL)