Jacksons vs AEG - Day 42 – July 2 2013 – Summary

Katherine Jackson is in court. 

Testimony was delayed by a lengthy argument over an EEOC printout that was shown in court yesterday. Plaintiff’s attorney Brian Panish argued the document was a non-binding policy and shouldn’t be raised during trial. Judge Yvette Palazuelos said questions about the document could be asked, but it wouldn’t be allowed into evidence. Panish was also concerned because Palazuelos told the jury the guidance against employment-related credit checks was a law, which isn’t. She’s having the attorneys craft a statement to read to the jury when they come in and HR expert Jean Seawright resumes testifying. (AP)

Jacksons vs AEG - Day 41 – July 1 2013 – Summary

Katherine Jackson is not in court.

Jean Seawright, Human Resources Expert for Jacksons

Jackson direct

Jackson's attorney, Brian Panish, is questioning Jean Seawright, a Human Resources consultant. She has her own company, helps clients find, hire, train, compensate, terminate workers; basically the entire life cycle of an employment. Seawright said human resources relates to the people and the workers in a business. She has clients in various line of businesses: pest control, law firms, restaurants, car dealerships, hospitals, etc. Seawright has BS in Chemistry, has consulted in the field of HR for 25 years, advising owners and managers of human resources practices. (ABC7) Seawright has her own HR-consulting company based in Florida, but has clients in different parts of the case. (AP)

Jacksons vs AEG - Day 39 – June 27 2013 – Summary

Katherine, TJ and Taj Jackson are in court.

TJ Jackson Testimony

Jackson direct

Plaintiffs called next witness, Tito Jackson, also known as TJ Jackson. TJ is MJ's children cousin and co-guardian. (ABC7)

Jackson's attorney Kevin Boyle questioning him Boyle: Have you testified before? TJ: I think this is my first time, so I'm a little nervous. (ABC7)

Jacksons vs AEG - Day 40 – June 28 2013 – Summary

Katherine Jackson is not in court.

Karen Faye Testimony

AEG Cross

AEG defense attorney Marvin S. Putnam is cross-examining Faye. He started out stating it had been 7 weeks since she was last in court. (AP) Faye testified 7 weeks ago, May 10. Putnam asked her if she done anything to prepare, like look at the transcript. She said yes, periodically. "I was deposed for 4 or 5 days and I talked to plaintiffs for 1 day," Faye said. She reviewed transcripts but not what she said on the stand. She didn't look at exhibits, but met with plaintiffs' counsel, Faye said. (ABC7) Putnam asked whether Faye had reviewed her trial testimony. She said she hadn’t. She reviewed her deposition. Faye said her deposition spanned five or six days. At one point, she held up her hands to show how huge the file was. (AP)

Jacksons vs AEG - Day 38 – June 26 2013 – Summary

Prince arrived with Katherine, TJ and Trent Jackson. 

Michael Jackson Jr. Testimony

Prince's wearing a dark suit and dark tie, white shirt. (ABC7) Before his testimony, Prince sat in a chair in the “well” of the courtroom, looking around and taking everything in. The "well" is the area where attorneys and the court reporter sit. Prince sat across a barrier from his grandmother. Katherine Jackson, Trent and TJ Jackson all sat in the front row of the audience. All stood to greet the jury when they came in at 9:55 a.m. (AP)