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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


206 COMMENTS

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91.

sue    

hey mimi -61 i am here i just got here, but i see someone has been cloning me again!!! it just never ends!!! but i am here today very sad and yet so happy to know that i got to grow up with michael and watching him all these yrs be a wonderful and kind hearted man. my tears are real and they still remain deep within my heart for mj. sue from tampa

1496 days ago
92.

HumanNature    

mj fan forever



Caring and KNOWING SOMEONE IS TWO DIFFERENT THINGS!!!!



People talk negative about JESUS CHRIST for years and still refuse to reform to his way!!!!



NOW WHAT???



I'm trying to CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF MJ!!!!



COULD YOU PLEASE ALLOW ME TO DO SO IN PEACE!!!!



1496 days ago
93.

Claire    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxw6sMmfaTI

1496 days ago
94.

Brigha from UK    

Go get 'em Joe!

1496 days ago
95.

PATILEE    

Joe Jackson will do anything he can to try to make money off his son. If this suit goes through any money should go to the estate, which he is entitle to absolutely nothing from.

1496 days ago
96.

mj fan forever    

Human Nature



I am answering you. Then, I repeat The lmp word do not worth. Again, I don't like lmp (I already said why) and I hate her for what she did to MIchael Jackson. Can I? OK, bye.

1496 days ago
97.

karin    

For all of us that can`t be there:
http://www.etonline.com/live/engineering.html

1496 days ago
98.

HumanNature    

mj fan forever



How can anyone HATE OR DISLIKE someone without knowing them!!!



Life is too short to be fill with such NEGATIVITY!!!!



I'm going to pray for!!!!!



L.O.V.E IS THE ANSWER, REGARDLESS!!!!



JESUS CHRIST IS OUR SAVIOR IN THIS DEVIL'S WORLD!!!!



PEACE TO YOU!!!



1496 days ago
99.

mj fan forever    

I know lmp enough for hate her.

1496 days ago
100.

mj fan forever    

105. mj fan forever




How can anyone HATE OR DISLIKE someone without knowing them!!!




Life is too short to be fill with such NEGATIVITY!!!!




I'm going to pray for!!!!!




L.O.V.E IS THE ANSWER, REGARDLESS!!!!




JESUS CHRIST IS OUR SAVIOR IN THIS DEVIL'S WORLD!!!!




PEACE TO YOU!!!



Posted at 8:35 AM on Jun 25, 2010 by HumanNature




106. I know lmp enough for hate her.



Posted at 8:36 AM on Jun 25, 2010 by mj fan forever



1496 days ago
101.

MiMi    


OMG the day is not about LMP!



Lose the hate and focus on the man Michael Joseph Jackson.




L.O.V.E

1496 days ago
102.

mj fan forever    

109.
OMG the day is not about LMP!




Lose the hate and focus on the man Michael Joseph Jackson.



L.O.V.E



Posted at 8:40 AM on Jun 25, 2010 by MiMi




I am answering.



I follow the Michael Jackson message but NOT your message of 'love' regarding lmp.

1496 days ago
103.

MiMi    


Knock Knock anybody home?



Didn't think so....

1496 days ago
104.

mj fan forever    

111.
Knock Knock anybody home?




Didn't think so....



Posted at 8:51 AM on Jun 25, 2010 by MiMi



I think so regarding me but not regarding you.....

1496 days ago
105.

William Cox    

Not one word about Farrah Fawcett, how sad.

1496 days ago
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