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Dr. Murray

Lawyers Up

for Wrongful Death Suit

4/13/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Conrad MurrayDr. Conrad Murray is already planning his legal strategy in a Michael Jackson wrongful death case ... TMZ has learned.

Dr. Murray, we're told, has already hired a civil lawyer, Charles Peckham, who handles medical board cases and wrongful death lawsuits.

We've learned Peckham has already been in touch with Dr. Murray's malpractice insurance carrier, and it turns out to be a tricky situation.

Sources connected with Dr. Murray's defense tell TMZ Dr. Murray had a malpractice policy issued in Texas that covered his medical practices in Texas and Nevada.

Here's the rub.  Dr. Murray did not have a medical practice in California, which is a prerequisite for his malpractice coverage.  So Dr. Murray's position is that he first saw  Michael Jackson as a Nevada patient and what he did for him in L.A. was merely an extension of the Nevada treatment.

We've learned the malpractice policy would only cover civil litigation, not criminal.  In the event the doctor is sued for wrongful death -- and Joe Jackson promises that will happen soon -- Murray expects the policy would cover attorney's fees and any judgment. 

One source told TMZ, "We fully expect the insurance company would cover such costs."

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136.

pia    

Ahhh, that is right D.I.Y./Do it yourself, do your own research, search for the facts, come to your own conclusions and don't let everything you see in print/TV/ New media/tabloids detour you in finding the truth. Listen to others discussions, but respectfully keep an open mind and beLIEve in the facts and not media spin.

1552 days ago
137.

Donna    

Test

1551 days ago
138.

marson    

If Michael were still alive then who was the person identified as Michael Joseph Jackson by his California drivers license, and the next of kin is Katherine Jackson. The autopsy report took pictures of him, which have not been made public , but everything else is shown on the report. It has all the legal seals and signatures of the cornorer of Ca. Come on people let it go he is gone. Now if any of you fans are intested in seeing this trial on TV send a email to webmail@da.lacounty.gov click on contact us, and tell them why we should be able to see justice done for our brother Michael Jackson. I don't know if it will help but it's worth a try. I want to see this trial. I have already sent mine and I have spread the word on every site I know having to do with Michael. I hope you all will do the same. Public pressure is a powerful tool espeacially when Jerry Brown is going to be running for CA. governor. Good Luck my friends marson

1552 days ago
139.

Lynda     

Would someone please tell me something:



WHAT IN HELL IS UP WITH THAT CHARACTER NAMED "OH WELL?"

THIS MAN/WOMAN IS ALWAYS "COMING DOWN ON" MICHAEL JACKSON.



RUDE A**, INSENSITIVE STATEMENTS THIS PERSON MAKES....LET'S GIVE THIS PERSON SOME PROPOFOL, AND CALM HIM/HER DOWN. I WOULD REALLY LOVE THAT! LOL! :)

1551 days ago
140.

gimme a break!    

ok Lee lee...
L.O.V.E.

1552 days ago
141.

marson    

This man is a FOOL and I cant't imagine how Michael got involved with him! No one will ever see a penny out of him. The malpractice insurance will fight the lawsuit, and Joe will die before anyone gets a penny. It needed to be done though as a message to bad doctors. If you don't know what you are doing then don't do it.

1552 days ago
142.

texxx    

MJ KILL HIMSELF,BY GIVING THIS PERSON PERMISSION TO USE THE DRUG ON HIM. AND THAT PERSON ONLY CAN BE CHARGE WITH NEGL. MJ FAMILY NEW THAT MJ WAS TO FAR GONE. SOME OF THEM SAID THAT THEY COULD'T SEE HIM LIKE THAT,THEY KNEW HE WAS TAKING DRUG. SO STOP BLAMING OTHER,IT STARTED WITH THE MAN IN THE MIRROR "MICHEAL". AND IF THAT DR. LEFT THE ROOM,IN HIS MIND WAS HE WAS THINKING I GOT THE POWER. AND HE DID,AND MICHEAL IS DEAD. THAT AND UNDER SMILE HE SHOW IS YEAH RIGHT.

1550 days ago
143.

Della    

The likelihood is he had his eyebrows and lips tatooed because he had no pigmentation in his skin. I would agree. It was not vanity.



Depigmentation to correct a skin disorder was not about vanity but a for medicinal purposes.

1552 days ago
144.

Lisanne    

http://www.youtube.com/user/MJTheKingOfLife

1552 days ago
145.

Ulja    

Murry is guilty and should sit in prison!

1550 days ago
146.

gimmeabreak    

Gimme a break! If you think MJ is still alive your more bonkers then he was! LOL

1552 days ago
147.

Phantom of the opera    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wYyJ7KcRc0

1552 days ago
148.

Ulja    

Conrad Murrey is guilty! He should sit in prison. We demand validity! From Russia!Justice for Michael Jackson!

1550 days ago
149.

gimme a break!    

Gimme a break! If you think MJ is still alive your more bonkers then he was! LOL



Posted at 7:36 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by gimmeabreak
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HOW about u give ME and the rest of US a break!



at least i back up my claims with actual arguments and official do***ents... u are on the other hand are just a troll...
seriously get a life...
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Posted at 7:33 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by EVE
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i get ur point but Uri is a reliable as Joe, Jerm and LIEtoya...
uri was also on Michael's "hate" list along with sneddon and mottola... trusting him would be like trusting a snake...



and YES murray is NOT qualified... i think we got over that one... nobody says he is...

1552 days ago
150.

Butterfly    

98. maybe murray should have become a lawyer instead of a doctor. he always seems to need one



Posted at 8:45 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by nan



LOL*2

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