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Joe Jackson Gets Wrongful Death Ball Rolling

3/24/2010 2:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Joe Jackson will send Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer a notice next week that he will be filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the doc for the death of Michael Jackson.

Joe Jackson Wrongful Death Lawsuit

According to California law, the plaintiff in a medical malpractice, wrongful death suit must give 90 days notice before filing the case in court.

Brian Oxman, Joe Jackson's lawyer, tells TMZ the suit will ask punitive damages, economic support, loss of companionship and loss of consortium (deprivation of family relationship). It will seek an unspecified amount of money damages.

Oxman says the case will be filed in L.A. County Superior Court. So far, only Joe has signed up, but Oxman says he will add any family member who wants in as a plaintiff.

UPDATE: Ed Chernoff, Dr. Murray's lawyer, just reacted to Oxman's move by saying, "That's like throwing a bucket of water on a man drowning in the ocean." Translation -- good luck collecting anything.

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Eaglewerks    

I would hope the Doctor had Malpractice Insurance. I also believe that AIG has some form of liability because technically they were providing the Doctor for MJ and AIG would have deducted such costs as a business expense had MJ not have died.

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Dahillzig    

I Hope Joe Jackson and the Jackson family "sue" the Hell out of everyone involved in MJ's death! If it were my family...you better bet I would sue "EVERYONE". That is why doctors have/pay mal-practice insurance.

People get me talking about Joe Jackson...He can act or do whatever he so pleases to do about someone "Murdering his SON!" He wasn't ANYONE's on this board father, BUT Michael Jackson!

Michael provided for "HIS" fathers monthly expense as well!! Do you really think MJ would have his "elderly father" living out of a box!...
Get real people...blood is thicker than MUD!

MJ stated he "FORGAVE" his father a long time ago.
All of the hate is useless people...direct it to someone in your "OWN" family that you may dislike or even "HATE" based on your responses here.

Peace and Blessings

1590 days ago
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alise    

If it weren't for MJ's bad excuse of a bio-dad, he'd probably be alive today. How ironic that he's fighting for his son now.
2 little 2 late.

1590 days ago
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Em    

For whatever reason Joe Jackson is doing this is fine by me. Being aware of Joe’s character somewhat, I believe money definitely plays a part but I honestly think he’s hurting at the loss of his son and likely for the heartfelt sorrow it has caused his family and Michael’s children (his grandchildren). I dunno – in the court pictures back in 2003, you see Joe shadowing Michael in most pictures, and normally with his hand on Michael for (moral) support. Despite the past, I believe Michael loved his father and re-accepted him into his life, even if it was at arm’s length. The Jacksons value and preserve their family bond.

Go Joe – bring attention to Conrad Murray’s wrongdoings. If that’s what it takes, do it. Even if it doesn’t go anywhere, or achieve monetary success, the awareness it will bring to the public about the corruption within the medical community towards celebrities will be invaluable. Someone had to finally be culpable – may as well be Conrad Murray. He accepted the challenge as it were; now he can face the consequences.

In a strange way, karma is definitely playing a part in this whole entire scenario – it seems justice is being handed out in a discrete way via an unexplainable entity. Odd.

1590 days ago
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Missy    

I'm not a Joe fan,but he should do this! Money doesn't matter,it won't bring MJ back,but Murray should be held accountable for what he did. The world should know what a greedy quack murray is!

1590 days ago
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atabaw    

First: M. Jackson was a chronic perscipt. drug user; Second: Joe don't you worry your trailer park greedy butt, you'll get some sort of money from your famous dead son that you beat & abused the hell out of during his youth which prob. contributed to his chronic use of perscript. drugs. Why haven't you been charged with anything? Just saying.........

1590 days ago
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Inquiring Mind    

Let's hang the suge knight'S FATHER ( where is he?) who his son is nothing but a THUG... He made money and used it towards evil acts, MJ, did nothing but good and despite his grudge or hur towards Joe, Joe was always there, MJ, was just a bit hurt and paranoid about his family and it didn't help when all these other mongrols for friends ( FOR THEIR BENEFIT) feed it into his head that his family was his enemy!

Get it together Joe and Go for it, we support you all the way!!!!


1590 days ago
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OOWEEE    

RESPECTFULLY SPEAKING....Hey Joe Jackson you $2.00 Trick...with of course your $3.00 Attorney....The day Mr. Jackson passed, the Jacksons hired an Attorney to contest a no-contest will instead of hiring an attorney with investigators to make sure Mr. Jackson's crime scene and witnesses would not be tainted...Now that they have reduced the charges to Involuntary Manslaughter...You nucklehead Jacksons are heart broken....and you should be....Mr. Conrad Murray will only receive Probation because of your actions.....And by the way Dummy Daddy Jackson...you are suppose to Sue AIG the Employer not Murray, and Employee.

1590 days ago
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susie    

@78 OhWell


I can't stop laughing, this time YOU ARE REALLY FUNNY!!!!

1590 days ago
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Rabekka    

What a parasite...

His son who beat often as a child, is now asking for money, even though he has no legal entitlement.

Should've gotten the message when Michael didn't leave you anything in the will you stupid a** Joe!

Posted at 1:55PM on Mar 24th 2010 by Dan

Your so right Dan, the sad part is that people also didn't care what MJ was doing, we even called him names, who even knew he was renting a home being paid by the company who was putting up the money for the up coming shows, which if we think about it, MJ wasn't able to fulfill the contract due to his addiction which the entire Jackson family was aware of and beside that he like little boys.....some people want to make angels out of those that chose their ways after they are gone. Joe Jackson is a horrible human being who MJ left nothing to, get over it you abuse him and you shouldn't get a dime from anyone, just like MJ wanted it to be so.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/24/joe-jackson-starts-wrongful-death-ball-rolling/#ixzz0j7mjAPOa

1590 days ago
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susie    

Hi Deb,

OhWell is very busy and distracted....

GO GET THE GOLDFISH!!!!!!!!!!!

I have already put the pot on the fire.......

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CONSPIRACY2murder    

ALRIIIIGHT, I don't even like Joe but I SUPPORT HIM WHOLE HEARTEDLY
I know you think you attorneys SONY/AEG/COLONY CAPITAL bought for you will safe your a$$, think again, pathetic excuse of a doctor and human being! Besides, your attorneys should be trying to get you lifetime jail, your murdering a$$ is safer there!

"Dr" MURRAY: THE PINOCCHIO (REFUTING EVERY LIE TOLD BY "DR" & HIS ATTORNEYS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IMDXs6htmI



FRANK DILEO & RANDY PHILLIPS - Lies, Inconsistencies & deception PART 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB7PE_rSAhA


FRANK DILEO & RANDY PHILLIPS - Lies, Inconsistencies & deception PART 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeUhJ7uLOiM

Next on the agenda: KICK OUT BRANCA THE WILL FORGER!

1590 days ago
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CONSPIRACY2murder    

"Dr" MURRAY: THE PINOCCHIO (REFUTING EVERY LIE TOLD BY "DR" & HIS ATTORNEYS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IMDXs6htmI



FRANK DILEO & RANDY PHILLIPS - Lies, Inconsistencies & deception PART 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB7PE_rSAhA



FRANK DILEO & RANDY PHILLIPS - Lies, Inconsistencies & deception PART 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeUhJ7uLOiM

1590 days ago
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Jan    

If branca 10% deal means he gets 12 million out of sony new £250 million contract then I don't begrudge joe money any more.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/2010/03/michael-jackson-estate-record-deal-raises-questions.html#tpe-action-resize-416

1590 days ago
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