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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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46.

Grump    



Awww.. Human Nature and MiMi!



1545 days ago
47.

HumanNature    

Good Morning Claire



MJ's Fans around the WORLD are united on this SAD DAY!!!



Can't believe that it have been one year of MJ passing!!!



I will keep his memories alive by playing his music ALL DAY/NIGHT



Check out MJ's Radio on the web!!!!



http://www.mjtunes.com/



MJ's LOVE = WORLD WIDE LOVE



(( LOVE HUG ))

1545 days ago
48.

MiMi    


@ mj fan forever



This day is about MJ. Coming from one fan to another, would you please refrain from making snide remarks to another fans posts.



It' all for L.O.V.E

1545 days ago
49.

MiMi    


Hello Claire



Very nice of you to say prayers for MJ, his family and we the fans.



Thank You..

1545 days ago
50.

mj fan forever    

@ MiMi



I comment all that I want.

1545 days ago
51.

notamused    

Cannot decide if it is a sad day, with the anniversary all the chaos around his death meets a marker which tends to focus some things and discard others. The media might lighten up since it is over a year and they have to wait for trials for any new info. I hope for the children find some time outside the drama today to reflect on their dad and what was and what will come...they have been through so much and he will always be with them. As much curb stomping we want to do to those that brought us to this day maybe we can spend some of it celebrating what he left us. No energy for those in the shadows manipulating events, just MJ and his legacy.

1545 days ago
52.

Butterfly    

Let's take this opportunity to honor and celebrate Michael Jackson's creative exuberance. Let's hope the positive, visionary message that he shared with the world will continue to be heard in fresh and compelling ways.

1545 days ago
53.

HumanNature    

mj fan forever



It does not matter because they are my FAVORITE FLOWER TOO!!!



I just like the way they wink and smile at you when the breeze come through!!!



Sunflowers definitely will put a BIG OLE SMILE ON YOUR FACE!!!



POSITIVITY RULE!!!!



MJ's LOVE = WORLD WIDE LOVE



(( LOVE HUG ))

1545 days ago
54.

Lisa    

AEG, Branca, Dileo, Tohme Tohme, Ortega killed Michael
Murray is just the fall guy



Wake up people !



RIP Michael - we will miss you forever
you are a legend and you'll always be the King in our hearts

1545 days ago
55.

Me    

You know, it just amazes me. None of his family was in Michaels life before he died. Except maybe Janet, and maybe his mother. Michael didnt have, and didnt want anything to do with his father Joe. Now, his dad is trying to sue anyone and everyone for the death of Michael.
Just incredibly amazing how money driven this man is. He was not a part of Michaels life, none of them were before his death.
Obviously they were not a part of his living life for a reason !!

1545 days ago
56.

MiMi    


Where's sue from tampa?

1545 days ago
57.

HumanNature    

mj fan forever



Yes, you can comment all that you want!!!



But one thing that rule is L.O.V.E



1545 days ago
58.

Claire    

thanks HumanN for some reason I am not really sad today? all year I have been extremely upset but suddenly I don't feel like crying but more like celebrating Michaels life!



And Thanks MiMi, and i love that song heaven can wait, he wrote that song for his children really beautiful :)

1545 days ago
59.

mj fan forever    

57. mj fan forever




It does not matter because they are my FAVORITE FLOWER TOO!!!




I just like the way they wink and smile at you when the breeze come through!!!




Sunflowers definitely will put a BIG OLE SMILE ON YOUR FACE!!!




POSITIVITY RULE!!!!




MJ's LOVE = WORLD WIDE LOVE




(( LOVE HUG ))




Posted at 7:18 AM on Jun 25, 2010 by HumanNature



You can't know in no way which was Michael Jackson favorite flower because he never said it and nobody has never saw sunfluwers at Neverland. So, good illusion to you.




PS: I comment like I want.

1545 days ago
60.

notamused    

Ryan White http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPYQ1-nXgmo

1545 days ago
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