Michael Jackson trial

Opening statements began April 29, 2013, in Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live over Michael Jackson’s 2009 death. Katherine Jackson claims the company failed to properly investigate the doctor who was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter for the singer’s death.

Former Michael Jackson's attorney Thomas Mesereau talks to reporters as he arrives at a courthouse for Katherine Jackson's lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live in Los Angeles, Monday, April 29, 2013. Mesereau is expected to testify during the trial. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Jackson vs AEG Court Case

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Randy Jackson (C) attends the Jackson vs AEG Court Case at the Los Angeles Superior court on April 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Jackson family has filed a wrongful death suit against AEG Live for the death of Michael Jackson. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

Randy Jackson and Rebbie Jackson, background right, brother and sister of late pop star Michael Jackson, arrive at a courthouse for Katherine Jackson's lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live in Los Angeles, Monday, April 29, 2013. An attorney for Michael Jackson's mother says AEG Live owed it to the pop superstar to properly investigate the doctor held criminally responsible for his death. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

FILE - In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday April 29, 2013, in Jackson’s lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live over her son Michael’s 2009 death. Katherine Jackson claims the company failed to properly investigate the doctor who was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter for the singer’s death, but the company denies all wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 28, 2005 file photo, Michael Jackson follows his mother, Katherine Jackson, as they arrive for court on the opening day of his child molestation trial at Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria, Calif. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday April 29, 2013, in Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live over Michael’s 2009 death. Katherine Jackson claims the company failed to properly investigate the doctor who was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter for the singer’s death, but the company denies all wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

FILE - This March 5, 2009 file photo shows singer Michael Jackson announcing his concerts at the London O2 Arena. Jackson's words and music rang through a courtroom once again on Monday, April 29, 2013, this time at the start of wrongful death trial, as a lawyer tried to show jurors the pop singer's loving relationship with his mother and children. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)

FILE - This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Jackson's words and music rang through a courtroom once again on Monday, April 29, 2013, this time at the start of wrongful death trial, as a lawyer tried to show jurors the pop singer's loving relationship with his mother and children. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, file)