Jacksons vs AEG - Day 47 – July 11 2013 – Summary

Katherine Jackson is in court.

The judge reversed her earlier decision not allowing Jacksons to show the handwritten notes based on hearsay. Jacksons' attorney Debra Chang successfully argued that the notes would be admissible under state and federal evidence code 1250. Chang said there's an exception if it reflects a feeling, emotional or physical reaction. Judge agreed. One note reads: Tohme away from my $ now No contact Where's my house (underlined twice). (ABC7) 

Taj Jackson Testimony

Jacksons vs AEG - Day 46 – July 10 2013 – Summary

Katherine and Trent Jackson are in court

Kenny Ortega Testimony

Jackson direct

Ortega said he didn't review anything since yesterday. (ABC7)

Ortega received a daily rate to work in The Rolling Stones tour. The amount was negotiated/set by his agent. (ABC7) Plaintiff’s attorney Brian Panish asked Ortega about how he was paid when he worked with the Rolling Stones. Ortega said he got a per diem. (AP) 

Jacksons vs AEG - Day 44 – July 8 2013 – Summary

Katherine and Rebbie Jackson is at court.

Dr. Stuart Finkelstein Deposition Video 

Dr. Finkelstein said he worked at Cerritos Family Clinic until 2 years ago with his ex-wife Petra Wong, now works at Stuart Finkelstein, MD. Dr. Finkelstein is a specialist in internal and addiction medicine. He described his experience and residency to the jury. He is a leader in treating addiction for over 20 years and he said he considers himself an expert. (ABC7)

Dr. Finkelstein was hired to work on the Dangerous Tour in 1993. He said he was in Bangkok, MJ performed a concert. After he performed, Dr. Finkelstein said he was requested to go to MJ's hotel room. (ABC7)

Jacksons vs AEG - Day 45 – July 9 2013 – Summary

Katherine and Rebbie Jackson are in court.

Kenny Ortega Testimony

Jackson direct

Ortega said he didn't want to change any of his testimony from yesterday. His lawyer drove him home yesterday. (ABC7)

Panish began testimony by asking Ortega if he was familiar with his “This Is It” contract. Ortega said he’d need to see it to talk about it. Ortega was then asked who was paying his lawyer’s fees. Ortega said AEG Live was paying for his lawyer, but he picked the attorney. The director-choreographer said he hadn’t consulted with his attorney since yesterday about trial testimony. (AP) Ortega said he's not familiar with the details of his contract. Ortega chose his attorney for this case, but AEG is paying for it. (ABC7)

Jacksons vs AEG - Day 43 – July 3 2013 – Summary

Katherine Jackson is in court.

Dr. Sidney Schnoll Testimony

Jackson direct

Koskoff asked if you take someone off Demorol suddenly what happens. Dr. Schnoll: “like falling off a cliff, you don’t want that to happen.” Methodone is an opioid drug used for pain and treatment of opioid addiction. Dr. Schnoll explained how the drug works. Dr. Schnoll said the most important factor in determining if the person should go off the drug is to find out what the underlying problem is. Koskoff: What if a person has chronic osteoarthritis? Dr. Schnoll: May have remain on medication all his life. If a person has underlying condition and take opioid they could function better, Dr Schnoll explained. There's no harm in doing it medically. Koskoff: Any famous people who have been opioid dependent? Dr. Schnoll: President John F. Kennedy (Judge asks why?) Back pain. (ABC7)