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Joe Jackson's Wrongful Death Lawsuit

6/25/2010 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: The wrongful death lawsuit has been stamped by the federal clerk.

TMZ has obtained Joe Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray that Joe's lawyer, Brian Oxman, will file today -- Joe asks for unspecified damages in connection with the death of Michael Jackson.  And, the lawsuit lists Katherine Jackson and Michael's three kids as "nominal" plaintiffs.


The lawsuit does not name AEG, though Oxman has alleged the company that produced "This Is It" was at least partly responsible for Jackson's death.   

Oxman does not explain what he means when he lists Katherine and MJ's kids as "nominal" plaintiffs.  He clearly does not have authority to sue on behalf of the children.

According to the suit, "Mr. Jackson believes there are other parties responsible for Michael Jackson's death but has not yet gathered sufficient information regarding their potential liability or responsibility."  The suit says the complaint will be amended when sufficient info is gathered.

TMZ obtained a copy of the complaint, which will be filed in federal court this morning. In the complaint, Joe alleges Dr. Murray withheld vital information from the doctors and EMTs who were trying to save Jackson's life -- information that he had administered Propofol.

The complaint -- much like the intent to sue document TMZ first broke -- states that Murray tried to "clean-up the scene" before EMTs arrived.

Something new ... Murray told cops he was monitoring Michael when he gave him Propofol with a pulse oximeter, which measures the level of oxygen in a patient's blood.  But according to the suit, when police searched the scene, they found the oximeter "in the closet in the next room."

The complaint alleges Dr. Murray felt he could change his story -- from Jackson had no drug problem, to Jackson was addicted to Propofol -- because he kept no medical records, as required by California law.

The complaint alleges Joe Jackson has suffered more than $75,000 in damages, the minimum amount required to get jurisdiction in federal court.  The case was filed in federal -- not California court -- because Dr. Murray's residence is outside the state.

The suit claims Dr. Murray administered a "polypharmacy" of drugs to Jackson for months before his death.

Interestingly, Oxman does not allege in the lawsuit -- like he did in the notice to sue -- that Dr. Murray was at a strip club, drinking, hours before Jackson died.

The complaint says Jackson had a week pulse while he was being worked on at UCLA.  The strong intimation -- had Dr. Murray told UCLA doctors that Propofol was a factor, they could have taken steps to save Jackson's life.

And something else that's interesting.  It was widely reported that Joe Jackson introduced Michael to Dr. Murray in Las Vegas, after Jackson needed a doctor for his children in 2006.  But in the lawsuit, it says, "Defendants Murray, Acres Home (Murray's clinic in Houston) and Global (Murray's clinic in Nevada) solicited Michael Jackson to take care of his individual health needs."

And this sidenote -- When Jackson was taken to the UCLA Medical Center on June 25, he was admitted under the alias, Soule Shaun


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May want to take the nonfinal version off the website, as it is against the law to post minors names and birthdays in a lawsuit in Court, the Lawyers were forced to redact that information before it became legal record.

Just an FYI

I am sure news agencies dont care to much about this.

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for hundreds of years people in the USA used to chop sunflowers out of their flower and veggie gardens (while they were already being used for years in China and Russia for oil, etc) and were the farmers nightmare in crop fields...especially cottonfields...they were considered a WEED (and by farmers still are...except sunflower farmers lol). Propagated through bird crap.
They gained popularity as a garden flower in the USA only after the advent of sunflower production for oil and sunflower seeds during the 80's/90's. Hybrid sunflower production soon followed.
Gerber daisies are a much prettier subsitute for the sunflower weed.

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Joe doesn't NEED another CENT.......he's just an INCREDIBLY GREEDY OLD BASTARD who will do ANYTHING to Michael for even MORE will his greedy lawyer

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Conrad Murrays lawyers are going to eat Joe and Katherine Jackson A.L.I.V.E.
And Brian Oxman.

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i still cant help but think joe might have a point here. if dr. murray had given michael the propofol to start with, which is what michael wanted and knew would work, instead of giving him all of those tranquilizers, anti anxiety meds first, and THEN the propofol on top of those, i think michael would still be here with us. not sure but it is certainly possible.

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148. LOL...
for hundreds of years people in the USA used to chop sunflowers out of their flower and veggie gardens (while they were already being used for years in China and Russia for oil, etc) and were the farmers nightmare in crop fields...especially cottonfields...they were considered a WEED (and by farmers still are...except sunflower farmers lol). Propagated through bird crap.
They gained popularity as a garden flower in the USA only after the advent of sunflower production for oil and sunflower seeds during the 80's/90's. Hybrid sunflower production soon followed.
Gerber daisies are a much prettier subsitute for the sunflower weed.

Posted at 7:34 PM on Jun 25, 2010 by Tellit

Thanks for the history lesson on SUNFLOWER!!!!

They are so pretty with their BIG SUNNY FACE!!!

I just "LOVE" those SUNFLOWER WEED!!!!


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diane diamond is a piece of s***!!!! i cant stand that woman she is really going to ridicule mj or anyone she doesnt like every step of the way, i just want to slap her.. sue from tampa

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"Wrongful death"? Please don't tell me he's not dead...

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Papa Joe, dig in that pocket of Dr Death's FRIENDS!!!!



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Debbie L    

I find this suit comical to say the least..Oxman & Joe states that Murray was administering a polypharmacy" of drugs to Michael for months when in fact Murray was only treating Micheal for 11 days before he supposedly passed...thats not months Mr Oxman now is it..and another thing..first MJ was in a coma, and then thought to be gone way before the Paramedics arrived, then the story changes that they rescucitated MJ at the hosp briefly to him having a weak pulse...better get your stories straight Mr Jackson and many more versions are we gonna hear?? And by the way Joe you introduced your son to Dr Murray, and Jermaine brought in Tohme Tohme into Micahels life..and now we know Tohme Tohme is also related to Jermains wife..hmmm and the plot thickens!!!

Love you MJ and I know you see this :)

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R.I.P. Michael.

I hope everyone reads the excellent do***ent which Brian Oxman has drawn up for Mr.Joe Jackson in the wrongful death suit against Murray.

Any doctor treating Michael Jackson for three years should have done a complete medical. To think that Michael was suffering from chronic pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and brain swelling and had been presenting so unwell for such a long time is criminal. His doctor should have known.

Then to administer a 'polypharmacy' of drugs to him when he came home from rehearsals on 25 June,2009 well was negligent in the extreme.

Please support Mr. Joe Jackson in his endeavours to bring out the truth about Michael's death. I admire Joe Jackson's energy at his age. Only a father's love can sustain him. This law suit is vitally important to draw out the truth and secure justice for Michael.

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State of Emergency - 3.0....
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
Funny. Today I went through so many ups and downs. They had MIchael on every TV channel and every radio channel...and I had on my fave MIchael T-shirt...the one with the Thriller cover pose...
And I would see some key pic or hear some fave old song of his and get blurry...
Until I spent time with my sisters and we talked about him most of the day in between doing other things. It helped me so much to get through the day by talking about him...fighting over who loved Michael most, smiling while we saw clips of him at the Invincible signing in Times Square, debating about various culprit's involvement in his death, then there were just moments of stillness and reflection...
The thing is today, I realized 2 things;
-That I come on TMZ to "chat" with others about Michael's life and genius
-That Michael was like family to us...I realize why I was so stumped when Janet told the BET audience that he was an icon to us but to her he was family....I don't think that applied to everybody. I agree that there are many fans who have come in and out of Michael's supporters, but some of us have been there since the J5 days, and have never turned back. Therefore, I don't see myself as merely a fan, who tend to be subject to love temporarily and conditionally...I consider myself a SUPPORTER who loves him unconditionally, FLAWS and ALL, and who will continue to celebrate him in every way I can....
-#42: Tara, that name intrigued me, too when I saw it so I googled it backwards and there is a guy named "Shaun MICHAEL Soule" of all things. It was his facebook acct, but when I went there, he looks like a country boy who's into rock and dirt bikes. Still there could be something to it. Just another bit of mystery to add to this case...
-#46: Janice, I see your point but I doubt that is Joe's intention...Matter of fact, I doubt if Joe can even get anything out of Murray because he can prove he's not financially solvent at this time because of this case. THen again, I think that Joe and Oxman may just be pushing on Murray in order to make him talk. I love how suddenly this stripper has come forward to say she saw Murray there, where has she been this whole year?
And on Jane Velez, Oxman said the strip club OWNER said he saw Murray, which one is it? I'm behind them 100% if they can nail Murray for the murder, but I'm more interested in having him tell the truth about who the rest of his partners are.....
-#47: That's beautiful Human Nature--Gon' Girl!!
BTW: Does anyone remember seeing Sunflowers at Neverland? I can't remember seeing them, then again, maybe my memory is failing me...
-#59: Me--actually, the only ones close to Michael in his last years was Katherine and Randy...and of course, MJ3. Sorry, but Janet was no more connected to him than the rest according to her statements. People seem to want to give her a lot of credit because she's a superstar, but the truth is, she says she tried calling him, but didn't always hear back and they were both very busy.
As for Joe, Michael loved him and the rest of his family. I agree that they've had their moments where I've wanted to shake them like they were in MY family, but what can you do? I think Michael loved them unconditionally, but realized they were easier to take if he wasn't around them all of the time...

1559 days ago


Here are some lovely pics of Prince, Paris & Blanket in Hawaii on the beach, in one of them you can see Prince has vitiligo, Blanket looks the image of Mj. Really lovely pictures.

Sorry I dont know how to make a live link yet..

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State of Emergency- 3.1.............
-#67,70: dd, thing is, he wasn't concerned with being a doctor in that moment, he was carrying out his part of the MURDER!
There is no way anyone can convince me someone could have as many "oops moments" as Murray did the day Michael passed. All of the inconsistencies with his time table, and how he stacked the drugs in MIchaels system, then turned around and gave him a fatal dose of Propofol? And why would anybody see someone dying in front of them and take time to make 3 phone calls BEFORE calling 911? He claims he didn't have a phone in the room and he didn't know the address, but that's crazy!! You just pick up the cell phone, diall 911 and they'll take it from there! And let's not forget how he did CPR onthe bed, called Prince (more likely to have a witness to corroborate his lies,) failed to tell EMT and ER doctor that he gave MIchael Propofol, then ran away fromthe scene and went back to Michael's house supposedly to hide the bleaching creams...yeah, we REALLY believe that...
Bottom line, with all of the evidence against him, they're probably gonna let Murray walk simply because people--fans included are still stuck on stupid with the whole "Drug Addict" ruse that the culprits and Media have crammed down our throats for years. People completely disregard the fact that the Coroner stated that there was NO SIGN OF DRUG ABUSEin his system and the only drugs were the ones MURRAY GAVE HIM THAT NIGHT!!
But I see that I could say this till I'm blue in the face and someone will still post that he "asked for the drugs so it was his fault".
I certainly hope that none of these people who are so quick to write off the life of this brilliant genius ever have to endure even near the amount of character assassination that he went through.
And if they ever have a death in THEIR family due to reckless actions of a doctor or any other certified professional, I hope they can be okay with people saying, "they asked for it...."
BTW: Me, you really believe everything you read don't you? I'm not even going to waste my time trying to get you to realize that there's NO PROOF that Michael asked for Propofol, only what we were told by Nurse Cherilyn, Klein, and Murray--all who were being questioned by the LAPD at the time for their own involvement with Michael medically.
Thing is, if MIchael was the biggest drug addict in the world, it wouldn't matter. You do know right from wrong, correct? You do realize a Doctor is not a Pusher--that he takes what is called a HIPPOCRATIC OATH that in essence says he will do his best to preserve life and practice in an ethical manner? I don't care if Michael is a celeb or a bum on the street, A DOCTOR IS NOT TO INCORRECTLY ADMINISTER OR PRESCRIBE DRUGS!!! Not only did he do that, but he further hung himself out to dry by saying he was trying to wean Michael off the Propofol because he thought he had become addicted--meaning he thought MIchael was a drug addict--IT IS ILLEGAL TO GIVE DRUGS TO A KNOWN DRUG ADDICT!!
So I say this for you and all of the people who think Joe's calling out of AEG and Branca will hurt the case against Murray--it makes no difference. The issue in Murray's case is that he is a doctor who acted recklessly and carelessly in regards to his patient. Under CA law, he actually should've been charged with 2nd degree murder, not Involuntary Manslaughter. ANd if you question this, that's good. DO YOUR RESEARCH and quit embarassing yourself.....
-#100: Hey Brigha, Butterfly, Grump, Human Nature and MiMi!!!
-#121: Kenny, I totally agree. Now if we can get Murray to admit who his accomplices are.
BTW: The lawsuit states that Murray and his clinic SOLICITED Michael, not the other way around. I believe this because:
Murray has connections to Tom Barrack of COLONY CAPITAL--the house he has that's in foreclosure was in Red Rock Country Club which is owned by Sun Colony--owned by Thomas Bone, the ORIGINAL OWNER OF NEVERLAND.
Sun Colony is an affiliate of Colony Capital/Tom Barrack who OWNS THE CONTROLLING SHARE OF NEVERLAND.
Barrack, a lebanese businessman was introduced to Michael by Tohme, Michael's adviser at the time and also lebanese.
Barrack saved Neverland from foreclosure by paying Michael's loan off, then ADVISED him to go back onstage to become financially solvent...he then connected him to RANDY PHILLIPS, another lebanese with AEG, to do the 02's that for a coincidence?
Still wonder who's paying Murray's bills?
-#124, 131: YOU'RE the one who's missing the point! Regardless of what Joe deserves, what he is doing is bringing attention to the people who took Michael's life and for that I give him big upps, kudos, and everything else!
Just because Joe gets confused and crosses himself up at times doesn't mean he doesn't know what he's doing. I'm not naive enough to think everything he's doing is for love of Michael, however, I think he's still a pretty shrewd player who may just be killing 2 birds with one stone.
Regardless, how is what he's doing affecting you? I say let him do his thing--LEAVE HIM ALONE, and STOP USING MICHAEL'S NAME, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!!!
-#126: Guys, don't buy into this. Anschutz and AEG are one of the prime players who conspired in Michael's Murder. This is the article:
The 400 Richest Americans
#37 Philip Anschutz - The Forbes 400 Richest Americans 2009
09.30.09, 06:00 PM EDT
Reclusive mogul saw his big bet on Michael Jackson's comeback lurch into a drug-induced coma after the pop star's untimely death in June.
Note the date--9/30/09--this was written before TII premiered and they made millions off the film, DVD, CD, and Memorabilia Tour--not to mention they were INSURED FOR 25 SHOWS!!
-#137: Angles, when they said he went to "clean up the scene", that doesn't necessarily mean clean up LITERALLY, it could also mean he SET IT UP to look like he wanted it to, so that it matched up with his story.
Personally, I think he planted the Propofol and INTENDED for the LAPD to find them. He and his copconspirators planned all along to make sure the drug was found to tie in with Nurse Cherilyn's story. She acted out her part so well, the world went away accepting it as if it came directly from God....
-#153: Sue, can you believe they had the gall to have Diane aka "the demon" on that E Investigation on Michael? It's almost as if they went out and looked for anyone who had a twisted love-hate obsession against Michael on that show. Halperin was on there, too droning on--RIDICULOUS!!
Then later on Jane Velez, they had "the demon" on again with Schmuley--did you see that? I have to give Schmuley credit for setting her straight. And you can tell when he went after her and the rest of the media for questioning if MJ3 was Michael's bio-kids, she was embarassed and tried to come back on him with some weak point that people were coming forward telling the media that Michael wasn't their real if they were forced to do stories on those people. I really feel sorry for her because there's no way you can be so filled with hate for a person and live a long or happy life...
-#161: Hey danger baby: I agree and now realize how AEG duped us with TII--I wish I had never supported that film, although I realize why I didn't see through it at the time...because I wanted to be close to him, or at least see him as he was before he died.....
Thing is, although I agree that they over worked him and were negligent, I don't believe he was begging for Propofol before he died or any other time. I think his murderers knew that drugs were an easy connect to Michael as far as the public is concerned so they knew they only had to introduce the idea, and everyone would fall for it. So why was it in his system? Remember, they said there were toxic amounts flooded into his system to where it was coming out of his eyeballs. That's because Murray injected him with it AFTER Michael was already in distress--possibly from dehydration which he had been complaining about. Please read the article below for further enlightenment:
-BTW: Murray was only with Michael for 2 weeks before he passed, not 6.
No Peace till Justice!

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I do not expect to have a good response to this post but I am not Happy with Karen Faye going on ABC!

ABC or Disney employs Martin Bashir. As Karen well knows that Do***entary was the beginning of the end for MJJ. Why would 3 of his closest friends partronize a station that employs the very person,who by deliberate editing, started the Downward Spiral that MJJ went on.

Yes I do know his finacial woes' started before the trial but the trial is what made him have to re-finance all of his assessts and brought in all those unscrupulous people, that were in MJJ's life.

All I can say Is I am upset with all of the Specials Yesterday..& with 3 of MJ's best friends!

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