Michael Jackson’s Doctor Seeks Dismissal Of Wrongful Death Case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death are seeking the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the singer’s father.

Attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray sought the dismissal in a motion filed Wednesday in Los Angeles.

The documents ask a judge to dismiss the case on the basis that Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, did not have the legal right to file the case on grounds that he’s not a beneficiary of the estate.

The Jackson family patriarch sued Murray in federal court on June 25, the one-year anniversary of his son’s death. He claimed the doctor acted negligently by providing the pop singer with a mix of sedatives, including the anesthetic propofol.

Murray pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in criminal court.

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