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Lawyer: No background check done on Jackson doctor

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -

A corporate lawyer for AEG Live LLC says the concert giant did not perform any background check on Michael Jackson's personal physician.

Lawyer Shawn Trell also testified on Tuesday that the company did not perform such screening on any independent contractors who worked with Jackson on his ill-fated "This Is It" tour.

Trell also said AEG did not supervise or monitor former doctor Conrad Murray's care of Jackson, who died in June 2009 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol.

Murray was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering the fatal dose to Jackson.

Jackson's mother Katherine is suing AEG claiming it failed to properly investigate Murray before agreeing to pay him $150,000 to work as the singer's tour physician.

AEG denies it hired Murray or bears responsibility for Jackson's death.

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