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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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76.

gimmeabreak    

Maybe he did accidentally kill him, but is that really such a bad thing? MJ was an unhappy and deeply disturbed man who likely was a pedophile, wether he acted on those feeling or not. TEAM MURRAY FTW!



Just accept it. MJ's finally found the peace that eluded him during his unhappy life. RIP

1604 days ago
77.

tone    

Gimme a break! Lee lee and the rest! You guys are hilarious! One good laugh to start my day. I have to get to work now.

1604 days ago
78.

Lee lee    

@ gimme a break...finally.....we kinda make Peace. Yay!!! I do remember Michael telling Oprah that he had Vitiligo but he didn't want to get into his medical issues. Again, thats not to say that he didn't have Lupus, but I don't remember anyone asking him. I can't imagine how hard it must have been for him to have vitiligo. Imagine your self confidence. A man of color, turning white. That poor Man had to endure so much, it breaks my heart.At the end of the day we have learned much and discovered nothing. Michael Joe Jackson is in death what he was in life.....A mystery. Medical history aside, Michael Joe Jackson was the Best Entertainer that ever lived.

1604 days ago
79.

gimme a break!    

this is hilarious... f*ck is censored or not? when i write it w/ caps lock on it's not but when i dont it is..?
what the heck?

1604 days ago
80.

Lee lee    

Great, thanks tone....off you go. Careful your ego doesn't smack you on the way out!

1604 days ago
81.

Lee lee    

I didn't write that tone.....i thought the cloning had stopped!

1604 days ago
82.

gimme a break!    

yes i know it must've been terrible for him... :(
and on top of that having ppl accusing u of denying ur race... when u have constantly said how proud u are of it...and did everything in ur power to support ur ppl... why can this world just see what a wonderful person he has always been and stop talking **** about him? where is the justice goddammit!?!

1604 days ago
83.

gimme a break!    

*cant
dont u just love typos? grrrrrr

1604 days ago
84.

gimmeabreak    

MJ was such a freak he makes Howard Hughes seem well adjusted by comparison... It's over now, just accept it. RIP



"u are one SICK puppy u know that?!?" - Posted at 7:04 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by gimme a break!



I most certainly am not! Not when you compare me to MJ! ;)

1604 days ago
85.

Lee lee    

Did anyone ever consider that Michael had His Eyes, lips and scalp tattooed because he had no pigmentation left in his skin. I Imagine he probably looked albino. We were so quick to judge. If only we walked in his shoes for a day.

1604 days ago
86.

gimme a break!    

Posted at 7:20 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by gimmeabreak



u are right... my bad... u are A BIG SICKO... and a disturbed personality and if u add to that the fact that u are a misinformed loser... oh god... it sucks to be u...



i've never heard of this MJ character that u are describing... or are those YOUR initials?

1604 days ago
87.

Lee lee    

I'm out.



1604 days ago
88.

kingstlouie    

@gimme a break -



thank you for the information. As I have done my research.. I have all the information on the case against Michael Jackson. The Santa Barbara district attorney was well aware that Michael Jackson was not guilty of any child molestation charges. Not in 1993 nor in 2005. There was no case to build from in the first instance nor in the second instance.
Let us be clear that Mr. Jackson's insurance carrier at the time in 1993 made the decision to pay the civil case to keep from having to pay the expense of a lengthly trial. It was their choice and a clause in the contract he signed with his insurance carrier. It should also be clear that if you read what charge he was eventually charged with was negligence and no mention of child abuse. Anyone trying to make more of this than what it is should be ashamed of themselves. Had Michael been guilty, he would never had tried to get this case into court. It was his wish that this case go to court to clear his name.
Tom Sneddon, who spent millions of Taxpayer dollars trying to coerce children into saying that Michael molested them is the one people should concern themselves with.
When the Bashir do***entary came out, this man made statements and railroaded Michael. He knew that the things and the way he slanted this story was untrue. One should watch the video of Harvey Levin himself from Celebrity Justice discussing Corey Haim talking about being molested by someone (not Michael Jackson) even naming the person who did it. The police were not interested in this person. They were on a witchhunt against Michael. The DA of Santa Barbara had no interest in anyone other than Michael Jackson.
If you pay attention that after viewing Mr. Jacsksons genitals, I believe they did not match.
Also, the witness refuse to testify, but others did.
One should ask why Tom Sneddon was so gung ho after Michael Jackson. What was the reason. Why in all of the time, resources and money he spent traisping the globe did he not find one cooberating witness.

1603 days ago
89.

Cheryl    

Murray is surprised MJ died of an overdose. He's not aware MJ is dead just before noon as Murray makes a phone call to a patient.



Anyone ever think the real people behind MJ's murder is Frank DiLeo, Randy Philips, John Branca (attorney who lied and said MJ rehired him), AEG, Tohme. DiLeo has mob connections. So does AllGood Entertainment. DiLeo signed a contract with AllGood in 2008 and you read it here last APril May June how AllGood was going to sue MJ and how MJ could not legally perform the 02 concerts.



If you want to see the truth about MJ's murder and the conspiracy to kill him go to you tube and search muzikfactory2 videos.
You will think AGAIN after seeing factual information.

1603 days ago
90.

gimme a break!    

Posted at 9:38 AM on Apr 13, 2010 by kingstlouie



u are very right...
everything u have just said is very true... unfortunately some ppl refuse to see what's really going on... and are willing to accuse and trash a person without having done some proper research...

1603 days ago
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