An attorney for
Brian Panish told jurors that AEG should have to pay non-economic or personal damages of $85 million to each of Jackson's three children and $35 million to his mother.
This marked the first time in the nearly five-month-long trial that the Jacksons have placed a number on damages they are seeking from the entertainment company.
Those figures could be dwarfed by the economic damages, however. Panish told jurors they would have to sort that out, but he showed them a slide that reminded the panel that an expert witness testified the singer would have earned $1.2 billion to $1.6 billion if he had lived, from new music, tours, endorsements and a Las Vegas show.
"We're not looking for sympathy," Panish said. "We're looking for justice, full and complete."
Panish, speaking in a much more low-key manner than when he took testimony, quoted
He also went straight at the question of Jackson’s culpability in his death. “It’s about shared responsibility,” he said. “Michael probably has some fault.... I’m not going to deny that Michael used
But he said that unless Dr.
"No Murray, no AEG, no propofol, Michael's still here," he said.
The Jacksons have sued AEG over Jackson's death, saying the entertainment firm negligently hired and supervised Murray. AEG maintains that the doctor worked for Jackson, and any money the firm was supposed to pay the doctor was an advance to the singer.
AEG attorneys are set to make closing arguments Wednesday, and the case could be in the jury's hands by the end of the week.