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MJ ESTATE to LLOYD'S OF LONDON

This Is It. Now Pay Up!

8/17/2011 2:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Michael Jackson estate is tired of waiting for Lloyd's of London to pay out on the $17.5 million "This Is it" insurance policy -- so they're going after Lloyd's in court ... demanding they pay up, stat.

Lloyd's of London originally issued the policy to cover potential losses for MJ's 2009 "This Is It" concerts -- but earlier this year, the company asked an L.A. court to declare the policy null and void ... claiming MJ lied about his medical history and drug addiction.

Lloyd's insists the policy "was restricted to losses resulting from accident only" -- pointing out Michael's official cause of death was "homicide."

But the estate is now on the offensive -- filing a cross-complaint, claiming MJ never intended to die, whether by homicide or not, so his death still qualifies as an accident.

But the estate isn't just settling for the original $17.5 million -- they also want punitive damages.  FYI, suing for punitive damages often scares the crap out of insurance companies.


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summerofheat    

This is not life insurance people. The money is not going to the family. It is to pay expenses of the tour that was cancelled due to his death. There were hundreds of people that were employed by this tour and contracts that were cancelled. this policy is to cover expenses of the tour not money to the family.

1106 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

It's not an "accident" if he was shopping around for doctors to administer a drug that he shouldn't have been given in the first place. He WANTED the propofol. He DEMANDED it. It wasn't given to him by accident. If you are abusing drugs of any kind, any resulting death is not an accident. He deliberately had those drugs put into his system. That is not an accident.

1106 days ago
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GABOY02    

Those of us in the Insurance industry are not scared or affraid of Punitive Damages. First off, most policies exclude punitive damages. Secondly, for an insurance company to pay any punitive damages they punitive damages have to be allowed by law in that state. I for one would deny this claim and fight it in court with the estate. There's no way in hell that a Liability policy should have to pay for this.

1106 days ago
65.

ChunkyLightning    

Insurance companies are some of the worst people living but the MJ estate once again manages to make themselves look like an even bigger douche.

Who would have imagined that his estate could tarnish his name as badly as he himself did. At least they can manage the money better than he ever did.

1106 days ago
66.

Gina    

"MJ never intenbded to die"
I certainly hope so.

1106 days ago
67.

Eleonora49    

Oh, what Beauty. What beautiful sight. Time's treasure, one of its kind. A Castle with a structure so solid like no other.The hall's floor kissed with timeless oak. A sponge of historic moments.I wi***** could speak and reveal its secrets. Tell me its old time stories. The walls so high and royal, covered in blue and gold. In these old walls, a man, a PRINCE once lived. Old pictures framed in an old fashion. Timeless beauty, poweful and rich. I could hear a song filling these old halls. A melody, a tune from far. A song so soft, so tenderly created a balance of love, trust, and passion. I could feel his presence, a King of Music, yet so humble. The music's beauty, its vibration filling the castle and its air. Crystal chandeliers framing the room in a Romantic light. There he was, a Man, a Genius. A Beautiful Face. Playing and creating his best works of art. Candel lights flicker and dance to the melody. A heavenly tune. So beautiful, he was to see. A kind man so real, so sweet and a humble being. Shyly I sat by the steps and listened to his so loving creations. Dreaming and loving it. A so passtionate loving music. Dreaming to be in an other time. Perfect and whole like a wonder. I fell asleep on these beautiful old castle steps.

1106 days ago
68.

HumanNature    

Joanne: 10 hours ago

How come nobody talks about !!!!!
Were is Doc Murray !!!!!!!!!!!

LOOK, I HAVE THE "QUACK" IN JAIL!!!


TRIAL DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2011


OPENING STATEMENTS: SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

1106 days ago
69.

HumanNature    

UPDATE!!!!!

(RTTNews) - The manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's physician Dr. Conrad Murray is scheduled to begin on September 26.

In an official statement about the case, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said that the case will move ahead as planned and will start with a questionnaire on September 8.

"That is still the go-date," Pastor said in the statement. "I want to keep a short leash on this case."

Murray's case has been held up after a hearing scheduled for earlier this summer was postponed. The hearing was initially scheduled for the beginning of July but was pushed back to July 20 after the defense asked for more time to review unreleased footage from Jackson's do***entary This Is It.

"There are about eight to ten different cameras that were recording the rehearsals and each one has different views and different footage. So it is critical that we review the footage from each camera," Murray's attorney Nareg Gourjian said at the time.


http://www.rttnews.com/content/EntertainmentNews.aspx?Id=1691354&Category=Entertainment%20News&SimRec=2&Node=

1106 days ago
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HumanNature    

Defence witnesses listed for Michael Jackson trial


Nine medical staff are set to give evidence that Michael Jackson was mentally unstable at the time of his death.

Lawyers acting for Dr Conrad Murray - who is due to stand trial for the involuntary manslaughter of the music legend following his passing from acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - have a list of 103 potential witnesses, including doctors and nurses, in hope of strengthening his claim that he did not administer the lethal dose of the anaesthetic that killed the iconic singer by exposing Michael's erratic behaviour and demanding personality.

Among those who could be called as witnesses are Dr Arnold Klein - a dermatologist who Murray's lawyers previously blamed for getting Michael addicted to painkillers - and Cherilyn Lee, a nurse who claims the 'Thriller' hitmaker asked her for Propofol in the weeks leading up to his death, but she refused to supply the powerful anaesthetic.

A source told RadarOnline.com: "Cherilyn is prepared to testify at the trial and tell the truth. Cherilyn has never spoken with anyone from the District Attorney's office. She was interviewed in the weeks after Jackson's death by the coroner and the LAPD. Cherilyn hasn't heard from those agencies since that time."

Dr Neil Ratner, who toured with the singer in 1996 and 1997 is also on the witness list following previous claims that he would keep medical equipment which would monitor his client's vital signs as he was "under".

Ratner was allegedly hired to combat the singer's sleeping problems by "taking him down" and "bringing him back up", a CNN report has previously claimed.

It is expected that Murray's lawyers will quiz Dr. Ratner about the specific details of his medical treatment for the star, as he has previously refused to disclose more than the fact Michael had a sleep disorder.

Dr David Adams, a Las Vegas anaesthesiologist who gave the singer Propofol at least four times for medical reasons, will also be asked to testify.

According to a source, the defence feels "Dr Adams is clearly relevant."

Jury selection for the trial begins on September 8, with opening arguments scheduled to begin on September 26, with the case potentially lasting until November.

Dr Murray could be jailed for up to four years if convicted of involuntary manslaughter.


http://tvnz.co.nz/entertainment-news/defence-witnesses-listed-michael-jackson-trial-4353758


HEY CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER!!!!


YOU CAN CALL A MILLION PEOPLE TO TAKE THE STAND BUT IT IS YOU THAT GAVE THE "KING" A MIXTURE OF DRUGS THAT CAUSE HIS DEATH!!!!


YOU ARE "SOLELY RESPONSIBLE" FOR THE DEATH OF MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON!!!!

1106 days ago
72.

SL    

It shouldnt read MJ's "Estate", but MJ's greedy-ass family. The policy shold be void.

1106 days ago
73.

Pegasus    

********NEWS FLASH********

It was just announced on HLN news - that the lawyers for Casey Anthony are heading to California to represent Dr. Conrad Murray on his upcoming Manslaughter trial of Michael Joesph Jackson.

1106 days ago
74.

gayforliztaylor    

boo hoo to fanatics. was mj living in pain with no little boys in his home? how come the mj kids weren't allowed in his pajama sleepovers?
if his back was painful, why did he stay on the floor while the pajama boys were in his bed and ate milk and cookies?
why would 13-14 year old boys stay in one bedroom?
why did the parents ignore dangerous dads and thieves like evan chandler while their boys slept in mj's home?

so-called supporter aphrodite jones said jordan chandler knew in early 1993 that he and mj were being forced to be in a molestation case. we expect to believe that jordan continued sitting on jackson's lap while he supposedly knew his father threatened mj for money. we expect to believe that mj ignored evan even though mj was selfless and cared so much about protecting children.
did he care when he let the arvizos have vacations, and money from his friends and ignored the fact that gavin damaged his
wine cellar and janet demanded money from mj's friends? bullcrap.
you conveniently left out of your memory that mj had a Fake wedding to a woman who used to
be a 15 year old lover of a 24 year old man.
u guess ...her dad's pedophile elvis presley. it WAS A FACT REVEALED in her howard stern interview.
it's ironic that lisa marie was the one who stopped jacko from comforting and saying love you to 2 murderers who killed the little boy james bulger.

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