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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.

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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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166.

Tellit    

182. ....whether MJJ's death is a hoax or the responsible parties are creating the confusion to muddy the water so no one can see whats really going on or what really went on......
Hell I may need some Propofol by the time all this sh*t comes to a head....I see why MJJ needed it just to get away from all this damn BS coming from every angle...
Posted at 1:03 PM on Jun 26, 2010 by Shae
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It's a death hoax...every bit of it orchestrated by Michael Jackson.

1496 days ago
167.

Tellit    

TMZ doesn't edit comments. New system inserts **** in place of words or parts of words that are now deemed offensive.

1496 days ago
168.

roe50    

Don't regret purchasing THIS IS IT ! U achieved making sure MJ3 will be taken care of 4 ever. Michael would be happy that u set aside ur personal feelings to make sure his children have all that he left as his legacy to them. Remember when Katherine passes it all goes to them.



Because of the Fans the Administrators with Katherine being constantly informed, are paying off all the bills..have been able to save the ATV catalog..from several vultures..Not just Sony & AEG Several including Colony Capital...Save Encino..etc.



Don't stop supporting the Estate until they are able to secure the Neverland Ranch, for the Children, so when they are older at least they will have the ability to do what they want with it..



Do not let the vultures have it ...Please!

1496 days ago
169.

Tellit    

155. After a full day of reports and stories about all things Michael Jackson be it good, bad or heinous. I must say at the end of the day i would still pump and or hump the King of Coc'k bone dry given the opportunity to do so!!! That's right haters i would!! yes i would!! over and over as often as i could... MJ is still creamy hot!!!...yeah he izz!!!. deal with it!!!! ... A very Good man tasty to the last drop!!
Posted at 9:19 PM on Jun 25, 2010 by mymjj5
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You are 1 sick perverted nasty MJ fanatic.

1496 days ago
170.

Tellit    

150. 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
Posted at 8:40 PM on Jun 25, 2010 by sue
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I just love Diane Dimond. One classy lady who always has her facts and act together.

1496 days ago
171.

roe50    

Tell it
D****entary is Offensive Now I have heard every thing.

1496 days ago
172.

MiMi    


Tellit



I must admit I have to agree with your last post.



That's just plain nasty...

1496 days ago
173.

SaraJane    

@186 Tone



Of course you are entitled to our opinion, but I don't agree with you, this was the epitome of tabloid ''journalism'' at its worst, only difference it was in colour & on film with some of his foes from past & present. Michaels estate would not santion it for obvious reasons.



Halperin made a cheap book ($buck$) out of Mj's demise as did Bashir & continues to do so, as how many others past & present are now doing?. Truth, integrity & objectivity SHOULD be of paramount importance, this was full of holes to deliberatly misguide those viewers who will take what the see/hear at face value.

1496 days ago
174.

Tellit    

193. Tell it
D****entary is Offensive Now I have heard every thing.
Posted at 3:49 PM on Jun 26, 2010 by roe50
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roe50...it's the c u m that isn't allowed to print. Alot of others words within words are also replaced bt ****.
The system did it to a word within a comment of mine just minutes ago.
Read other posts you will see the *** pattern...re offensive words....no matter what word they show up within.

1496 days ago
175.

igotfleasfromtmz    

I work alot and never saw this until recently. It is interesting that this was put together before the trial.
http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/487256/michael-jackson-what-really-happened.jhtml#id=1632635

1496 days ago
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Tellit    

193. Tell it
D****entary is Offensive Now I have heard every thing.
Posted at 3:49 PM on Jun 26, 2010 by roe50
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And that's Tellit...roe50...not Tell it...that's an entirely different/separate poster....not me.

1496 days ago
177.

Shae    

To #185 Tellit,
If MJJ hoaxed his death I can understand why he would or did. He has been under pressure since a young child, everyone is entitled to some peace.
Diane Diamond is after notoriety to fulfill her own agenda. If she could be fair and unbiased toward MJJ my opinion of her could possibly change but she won't. She is a latent MJJ fan and won't admit it.

1496 days ago
178.

SaraJane    

Tone, appologies, I think I may have read your comment too quickly without reading 'betweeen the lines' of what you were saying...anyway my thoughts on that Do***entary are still the same

1496 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

mymjj5 thank you for that last post.

1496 days ago
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