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Jackson V AEG-Transcripts-June 17th David Berman

Jackson V AEG-Transcripts-June 17th David Berman

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(Executive/Attorney in Music/Record Industry)
Plaintiffs Expert Witness.
Direct examination by Mr. Bloss:

Q. Mr. Berman, just in a general sense, what have you done in your professional career?
A. I've been an executive in the music industry -- I've been an attorney or executive in the record business or music business since 1969.
Q. And you're testifying here in what capacity?
A. As an expert.
Q. And I'd like to just start off briefly with your education. Can you summarize for the jury what your education is?
A. I received a Bachelor's Degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in 1966, and J.D. From Harvard Law School in 1969.
Q. And did you come to practice anywhere after you graduated from law school?
A. Immediately upon graduation from law school, I took a position as an associate, and later, partner at the Los Angeles firm of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, k-n-u-p-p.
Q. And did you have to take any kind of a test or any kind of examination in order to become a practicing attorney in the State of California?
A. The California Bar.
Q. How did you do on that?
A. I passed the first time.
Q. When did you become admitted to the California Bar, approximately?
A. It was either late in 1969 or January of 1970. I'm not sure.
Q. All right. And Mr. Berman, when you started to work at this firm, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, what were your responsibilities?

The promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated series of comeback shows created a conflict of interest with the singer's physician when it negotiated terms of his deal, an expert testifying for the superstar's mother told a jury Monday.

David Berman told jurors hearing a negligent hiring lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live LLC that the company should not have negotiated with Jackson's physician without notifying the singer's representatives of the discussion.

The former head of Capitol Records and holder high-level positions at several other record companies is being paid to testify for Katherine Jackson in her lawsuit against AEG Live.

Asked whether it was appropriate for the concert company to attempt to hire a doctor on Jackson's behalf, Berman responded: "I believe that it's highly inappropriate. It is highly unusual."

A more appropriate relationship would have been for Jackson to hire cardiologist Conrad Murray without any involvement from AEG Live, Berman said. Based on draft contracts and emails between company executives, Berman said he believed AEG Live thought it controlled the physician.

Berman retired from the music industry in 2001 to become an expert witness for music industry-related lawsuits. He said he had never heard of a situation in which a tour promoter hired a doctor on behalf of an artist. He began working in the music business in 1969 as a transactional attorney before making the leap to record executive, working with acts such as The Eagles, Van Halen, The Beach Boys, The Doors and other big-name acts.
(Executive/Attorney in Music/Record Industry)
Plaintiffs Expert Witness.
Direct examination by Mr. Bloss:

Q. Mr. Berman, just in a general sense, what have you done in your professional career?
A. I've been an executive in the music industry -- I've been an attorney or executive in the record business or music business since 1969.
Q. And you're testifying here in what capacity?
A. As an expert.
Q. And I'd like to just start off briefly with your education. Can you summarize for the jury what your education is?
A. I received a Bachelor's Degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in 1966, and J.D. From Harvard Law School in 1969.
Q. And did you come to practice anywhere after you graduated from law school?
A. Immediately upon graduation from law school, I took a position as an associate, and later, partner at the Los Angeles firm of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, k-n-u-p-p.
Q. And did you have to take any kind of a test or any kind of examination in order to become a practicing attorney in the State of California?
A. The California Bar.
Q. How did you do on that?
A. I passed the first time.
Q. When did you become admitted to the California Bar, approximately?
A. It was either late in 1969 or January of 1970. I'm not sure.
Q. All right. And Mr. Berman, when you started to work at this firm, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, what were your responsibilities?

The promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated series of comeback shows created a conflict of interest with the singer's physician when it negotiated terms of his deal, an expert testifying for the superstar's mother told a jury Monday.

David Berman told jurors hearing a negligent hiring lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live LLC that the company should not have negotiated with Jackson's physician without notifying the singer's representatives of the discussion.

The former head of Capitol Records and holder high-level positions at several other record companies is being paid to testify for Katherine Jackson in her lawsuit against AEG Live.

Asked whether it was appropriate for the concert company to attempt to hire a doctor on Jackson's behalf, Berman responded: "I believe that it's highly inappropriate. It is highly unusual."

A more appropriate relationship would have been for Jackson to hire cardiologist Conrad Murray without any involvement from AEG Live, Berman said. Based on draft contracts and emails between company executives, Berman said he believed AEG Live thought it controlled the physician.

Berman retired from the music industry in 2001 to become an expert witness for music industry-related lawsuits. He said he had never heard of a situation in which a tour promoter hired a doctor on behalf of an artist. He began working in the music business in 1969 as a transactional attorney before making the leap to record executive, working with acts such as The Eagles, Van Halen, The Beach Boys, The Doors and other big-name acts.

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