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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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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.

1695 days ago


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??

1695 days ago


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?

1695 days ago


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

1695 days ago


Give it up already joe.

1695 days ago


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??

1695 days ago


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?

1695 days ago

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!!

1695 days ago


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.

1695 days ago


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

1695 days ago


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

1695 days ago

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Watch out for the cream Sammy

1695 days ago


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.

1695 days ago

Who Cares reads a wonder    

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

1695 days ago


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.

1695 days ago
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