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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  • ginny

    First of all, this is the one doctor caring for Jackson who is being charged with any crime. He’s the pawn in this whole thing and he was giving drugs that had already been provided to the man. As far as the father of Jackson, this guy is not to be paid attention to. Obviously his son did not care for him or he would have been part of the whole estate process, he is just looking to find someone to keep him sitting pretty now that his son is gone and he might have to find a new source of support.

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