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Jackson family witness says AEG Live created conflict by hiring doctor

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An expert witness says AEG Live created a conflict of interest by negotiating terms of its deal with Dr. Conrad Murray, the cardiologist who treated Michael Jackson.

David Berman used to be head of Capitol Records and held high-level positions at other record companies - and was hired to testify by attorneys for Jackson's mom. Berman told the jury it was "highly unusual" and "highly inappropriate" for a concert company to hire a doctor for a performer.

Berman says after looking at documents related to the case, he believed AEG Live thought it controlled Dr. Murray. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's 2005 death.

The family is suing AEG, claiming it failed to investigate Murray before having him treat Jackson. AEG denies it hired Murray.

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