Michael Jackson's doctor gets private screening of rehearsal footage

LOS ANGELES

A court hearing set for Friday will determine who pays for the personnel required for the screening.

The footage is a major factor in the wrongful death case against Dr. Conrad Murray.

The defense wants to see all of the video to determine whether there's any evidence of Jackson being sick shortly before his death.

Sony doesn't want to release the video, fearing it would hit the Internet and become less valuable.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death.

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