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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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106.

gimme a break!    

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

1633 days ago
107.

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.

1633 days ago
108.

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.

1631 days ago
109.

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.

1633 days ago
110.

Lisanne    

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

1633 days ago
111.

Ulja    

Murry is guilty and should sit in prison!

1631 days ago
112.

gimmeabreak    

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

1633 days ago
113.

Phantom of the opera    

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

1633 days ago
114.

Ulja    

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

1631 days ago
115.

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...

1633 days ago
116.

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

1633 days ago
117.

mspaap    

A man who holds himself out to be a cardiologist, then fails to dial 911 for a man who is in cardica arrest, doesn't move the the man to a hard surface for efficient CPR until a paramedic tells him to, administers a drug that can stop the heart without medical monitoring devices that would've alerted him if the mans hearts stopped or was trying to stop pummping, administered the heart stopping drug at the mans home instead of in a hospital where the man could get help if he got in trouble,setting, talks on the phone for almost an hour when the man is in cardiac arrest, then said the man gave himself the heartstopping drug when the doctor left the room for 2 minutes. The coroner said the heart stopping drug was administered by a medical professional and not by the man.... I could go on but that begs to be answered is why is the man still being allowed to practice as a physician on people.
I wouldn't let him touch my pet. I smell FISH! Good Luck Nevada because this man evidently thinks he should be allowed to practice.



Practice is a key word isn't it? Seems like he practiced all over Michael Jacksons body after rendering him defenseless with heartstopping drugs and a sedative. This man says he has nothing to apologize for and has done nothing wrong. If Michael Jackson could come back to life, he'd tell everything Murray did wrong to him. Murray knows a dead man can't talk though. Again, Good Luck with this person Nevada.

1631 days ago
118.

gimmeabreak    

Justice for MJ? Maybe justice was served, when he died...



http://www.thesmokinggun.com/michaeljackson/01060...5jacksonsplotch.html

1633 days ago
119.

Yelena    

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



Here is the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EJh9doZyxI

1633 days ago
120.

Donna    

Dr. Murray wrote a letter dated June 15, 2009 explaining he quit his Medical Practice so Dr. Murray willfully and knowingly knew he had no valid Medical Malpractice Insurance in Los Angles California.

1631 days ago
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