Michael Jackson song played for jury in civil case

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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)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Michael Jackson's mother has played a song during opening statements at a wrongful death trial that the lawyer says the superstar wrote for his children.

Attorney Brian Panish also read jurors a note on Monday that the singer wrote to his mother to demonstrate their relationship.

Katherine Jackson is suing concert giant AEG Live, claiming it failed to properly investigate a doctor who cared for Jackson and was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter in his 2009 death.

AEG has denied wrongdoing and its attorney is expected to address jurors later Monday.

Panish told jurors they would ultimately decide whether to find AEG liable for Jackson's death and how much his mother and children should receive.

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