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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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166.

BarbieJean    

At least 60% of this group of believers were not even fans or gave 2 ****s before the man passed away.

1466 days ago
167.

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

1466 days ago
168.

Donna    

Test

1466 days ago
169.

EVE    

66. MJ and his entourage would go through security just like any other superstar. (Diane Ross didn't like the system and she got banged up for slapping the security lady a Heathrow Airport, UK a few years ago).



Uri Gheller said he couldn't wake up MJ because he had taken something. MJ slept with his eyes shut. Uri would shake and and scream for MJ to wake up and MJ came around slowly, slurring his words. Uri would sleep in the same room as MJ to stop MJ's entourage giving him pills. Uri screamed at MJ and begged him to STOP taking whatever MJ insisted on taking??? This was way back in 2001 MJ was Uri's best man when Uri renewed his wedding vows. MJ also spoke at Oxford University about his difficult relationship with his father.



You sure Dr. Murray is a qualified legitimate Doctor? Murray's "SO INCOMPETENT, it's unreal and MJ hooks up with this idiot??? The world's still in shock that one of the greatest entertainer died in such a sad, tragic death. The UK mourned over MJ, one of our landmarks is missing, MJ has ALWAYS been in the UK background i.e. radio, tv, media and we were "SO EXCITED" about his UK comeback.



The question is will MJ receive JUSTICE in death???



Justice for MJ3!



1466 days ago
170.

EVE    

66. MJ and his entourage would go through security just like any other superstar. (Diane Ross didn't like the system and she got banged up for slapping the security lady a Heathrow Airport, UK a few years ago).







Uri Gheller said he couldn't wake up MJ because he had taken something. MJ slept with his eyes shut. Uri would shake and and scream for MJ to wake up and MJ came around slowly, slurring his words. Uri would sleep in the same room as MJ to stop MJ's entourage giving him pills. Uri screamed at MJ and begged him to STOP taking whatever MJ insisted on taking??? This was way back in 2001 MJ was Uri's best man when Uri renewed his wedding vows. MJ also spoke at Oxford University about his difficult relationship with his father.































You sure Dr. Murray is a qualified legitimate Doctor? Murray's "SO INCOMPETENT, it's unreal and MJ hooks up with this idiot??? The world's still in shock that one of the greatest entertainer died in such a sad, tragic death. The UK mourned over MJ, one of our landmarks is missing, MJ has ALWAYS been in the UK background i.e. radio, tv, media and we were "SO EXCITED" about his UK comeback.































The question is will MJ receive JUSTICE in death???































Justice for MJ3!

















1466 days ago
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