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Joe Jackson

Gunning to Sue

Over MJ's Death

1/30/2010 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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is trying to force UCLA to hand over all of their medical records on Michael Jackson -- because daddy is looking to sue whoever is responsible for killing his son ... according to documents obtained by TMZ.

TMZ has obtained documents that Joe filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court -- in which he claims, "The UCLA records will permit [Joe] to determine with medical experts and then present to this court, how much support [Joe] needs to pay for the prosecution of his wrongful death action against those responsible for his son's death."

Michael was transported to UCLA on June 25, 2009 -- where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Joe says in the documents that Michael was already dead when he arrived at UCLA so there is no physician-patient privilege for a dead man.

Joe Jackson filed the papers in the Michael Jackson estate case -- responding to the Estate's opposition to Joe's motion for Michael's medical records. Joe claims the estate has refused to file a wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf and it is costing him money.

According to his legal docs, Joe thinks the medical records will show what really happened to Michael, and that will help Joe determine how much he'd be able to collect from those responsible for Michael's death.

UPDATE: Howard Weitzman, lawyer for Michael Jackson's estate, tells TMZ, "The estate continues to believe Joe Jackson's claims are not well taken and he should not have access to Michael's medical records."

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rkoalasbare?    

Enough Joe, the gravy train has died, and made his wishes known. Get a real job, and quit trying to capitalize on your son's death.

1641 days ago
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Em    

Oh boy. If Joe Jackson is being honorable and concerned, that would be a good thing. However, why do I think that his ultimate motivation in doing this is for the money??

1641 days ago
3.

Bobby    

the man ruined MJs mind beat his wife and his kids.MJ himself wanted NOTHING to do with the man.where does he think he is owed anything hasnt he lived off these kids long enough?

1641 days ago
4.

rickyrickrick    

Michael would still be ALIVE if it were not for those stupid doctors. sue them Joe, take those doctors to the cleaners.

1641 days ago
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POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

Give it up already joe.

1641 days ago
6.

TroyN    

Nothing like family! Michael never liked or loved this individual who pimped Michael out, and his whole family, forever, now his broke ass wants another pay day?! For what??

1641 days ago
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ric    

Oh boy. If Joe Jackson is being honorable and concerned, that would be a good thing. However, why do I think that his ultimate motivation in doing this is for the money??

Posted at 6:24PM on Jan 29th 2010 by Em



Em, has he EVER been honorable about anything in his whole life?

1641 days ago
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dirty diana    

give it up, it will come back to haunt you if you do get a penny. Joe is determined one way or another to get money off Michael. Sad!!

1641 days ago
9.

SA    

For f*ck sake when is Dr Murray going to rot in jail!?!
I really want justice to be served but its taking forever.
By the pace this is going Conrad Murray will be dead due to old age.

1641 days ago
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POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

You are done Joe out to get what you can off you son.

1641 days ago
11.

Bonnie    

wow...can ppeople just let him RIP!!! it seems like nobody cares about respect any more!

1641 days ago
12.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Watch out for the cream Sammy

1641 days ago
13.

ric    

You would think that his first priority would be for the doctor to be punished by jail THEN go after any money.


Well actually on second thought it IS Joe Jackson so no, maybe you wouldn't think that.

1641 days ago
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Who Cares reads a wonder    

why ""NO HAIR"" that MERCURY from CATFISH will put you in a grave.CM will walk

1641 days ago
15.

Trish    

Micheal Jackson killed Micheal Jackson, with a little help from alot of enablers.
It's all very sad, but Micheal was a grown up and made his own choices. I've no use for Joe, but at some point we alone our accountable for our actions, our ecentricities, and our excesses.

1641 days ago
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