Opposing attorneys in Michael Jackson trial are going at it 

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  • Marvin Putnam, lead attorney for AEG, right with Jessica Stebbins-Bina, attorney for AEG during closing arguments in the Michael Jackson lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live LLC September 24, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles.
The opposing lawyers in the Michael Jackson trial really, really hate each other, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Marvin Putnam, representing AEG, and Brian Panish, representing the pop star’s family, have “snipped, argued, shouted, rolled their eyes, bumped shoulders in the courtroom doorway and once got into such a combative argument in the hallway that the court clerk stepped into the corridor to tell them to cool it; an order they promptly ignored,” writes the Times.

When the judge warned them that they could be sanctioned if they didn’t shake hands and grow up, their alleged response was, to paraphrase, “no freaking way.”

Why are they so combative? Well, there’s a billion dollars on the line, for starters. Also, they are lawyers.

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