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Joe Jackson -- I Want Half a Billion Bucks

10/20/2010 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's dad, Joe Jackson, wants somewhere between $10 million and $500 million from Dr. Conrad Murray to compensate him for the loss of his son's support ... this according to new documents obtained by TMZ.

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In the docs -- part of Joe's wrongful death lawsuit -- he claims the money he seeks is in "the realistic range of provable damages."

Joe says 20% of his damages are for loss of support, 40% are for emotional distress and 40% are for "loss of comfort, aid, society and companionship."

And this is huge ... Dr. Murray says he's broke and can't settle anything because his insurance company is refusing to cover him.

Joe's lawyer, Brian Oxman, also says he may take the depositions of more than 60 people who have info regarding Jackson's death.

Dr. Murray says in his new filings he does not want to sit for a deposition until after the criminal case runs its course.  It's a whole 5th Amendment thing.


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16.

K    

This case is on behalf of hte children too, not just Joe

1429 days ago
17.

me    

Get a job at the WHITEHOUSE because OBAMA hires only twisted
fools like you and your family.

1429 days ago
18.

papprorattist    

he an`t got no money it`s about stopping his murders for sony contractors and taking away his voodoo doctor`s bag Jo won`t get dime one but docKilroy off his grand babys MJ LOVED YOU JO JO and you built him from the ground up F the BS press and nobodys taking smack as if they know what it takes to be a muti-muti-millionare star..you made him all that plus his kids love you too!.

1429 days ago
19.

MJFAN    

WOW!!!! Joe you lost ur son to this horrible "doctor" and u r worried about getting money! shame on you...no wonder MJ didnt leave u in his will for this same reason, becuz he knew u were leeching off his money...
so sad tht his own father is worried more about money...

RIP MJ! Forever in my heart and never forget the man that made a difference in helping people!

GOD is good!

1429 days ago
20.

sofi    

Poor Michael!! What parent would ask for money after losing their child,only joe would do that.

A parent who truelly cares for his child would lock his child's killer in jail,i wonder what katherine is going to do or do i allready know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING !!!

These 2 are something else,they don't care that their son was killed all they want is money.

1429 days ago
21.

Raejean    

Dream on, Joe!

1429 days ago
22.

Mary    

Look at it this way, Michael could and would have made more than what papa Joe is asking for. We all know Michael carried the entire family by choice. Murry needs to be ruined, and Michael needs to be avenged!

1429 days ago
23.

toniop    

TO MJULS,

Hello, it's my last question.

I know that, by law, only an "interested person" (Probate Code section 48) has standing to contest the will or to oppose the appointment of an executor.

So we know that Joe has no interest in the estate by current will, prior will or intestacy laws.

But he's claiming that he's a statutory beneficiary under Civil Code 366.70, the executors are statutory trustees and had obligation to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

What do you think about this argument ?

I know that a wrongful death lawsuit is not an asset of the estate.

Does A personal representative have really an obligation to file a lawsuit ??? Could a party in a wrongful death lawsuit have standing to intervene in the probate matters and choose the executor when no taking assets ?

Because here, it is said OR :

$37760...... :
A cause of action for the death of a person caused by the
wrongful act or neglect of another may be asserted by any of the
following persons OR by the decedent's personal representative on their behalf:
(b) Whether or not qualified under subdivision (a), if they were dependent on the decedent, the .... parents.

I made some researches about the subject, and I find nothing about Oxman's argument.

In the appeal hearing :

"Zelon also noted that Oxman hadn't told the probate court that his client was considering the wrongful death lawsuit.

"I must beg this court's forgiveness. I must beg the probate court's forgiveness. The magic words 'wrongful death' did not pass my lips," Oxman said."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h9a7kycTsBsS5YVilTVuapWmQ4JgD9IMGLHG1?docId=D9IMGLHG1

Can Oxman use this argument in appeal when not even mentionned in the original trial ?

Thanks

1429 days ago
24.

carol    

I want a house of my own surrounded by a white picket fence. What do you think the chances are we both will get what we want?
ZIP to NOTHING. But I can dream and you better start dreaming too because if this story is true you just proved to the world what a piece of trash you really are JOE. PROOF POSITIVE NOW.

1429 days ago
25.

Cooper    

Unless Joe Jackson is a "representative" of Michael's Estate, how can he file a wrongful death lawsuit? Who specifically brought this lawsuit against Dr. Murray?

1429 days ago
26.

Y do he got    

Way back before any of you fools even heard of MJ jo jo was kicking anybody`s tassys that messed with MJ yes he pushed him to stardom and protected him like no other hollywood father ever.NO ONE MESSED WITH MK when JOE was around back IN THE DAY jo is old he`s got money he wants the voodoo shut down and the system changed before they kill his grand babys

1429 days ago
27.

Cooper    

TO TONIP: Thanks - didn't see your answer before I posted my question.

1429 days ago
28.

SEER    

JOE, YOU ARE AN UGLY, DISGUSTING PIECE OF SLIME, AND A BLOOD SUCKING PARASITE! GET OFF YOUR WRINKLED OLD ASS AND GET A JOB, YOU MAKE WE WANT TO HURL!

1429 days ago
29.

Audie    

If Murray's insurance won't cover him, how is he still practicing medicine?????

1429 days ago
30.

Harriet    

Mr. Jackson is as mad as a hatter. Michael had his problems and I believe that most if not all of them were as a result of Mr. Jacckson's parenting style. I would like to see him get a big fat 0.

1429 days ago
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