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Joe Jackson

DROPS Wrongful Death Suit

Against Dr. Murray

8/15/2012 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Joe Jackson
has decided ... he's pulling the plug on his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray ... TMZ has learned.

Joe just filed a request with the court, obtained by TMZ, asking to dismiss his 2010 suit against Murray without prejudice -- a lawsuit in which he blamed the doctor for MJ's untimely demise.

In the suit, Joe alleged Murray withheld vital information from the doctors and EMTs who were trying to save Jackson's life the day he died -- specifically, that Murray had administered Propofol.

You'll recall -- Joe had also sued AEG as part of the lawsuit, but those claims were tossed out of court in February because Katherine had made similar claims in her own wrongful death suit. Joe's suit was deemed redundant.

But Joe's still got a hat in the ring -- he is currently a nominal party to Katherine's suit, in which Katherine and the family accuse AEG of breaching its agreement to provide physical care for Michael during his "This Is It" tour.

The lawsuit also alleges AEG was negligent in its hiring of Murray as MJ's physician.

Either way, it's good news for Murray -- because it's one less lawsuit to worry about ... for now.

Murray's lawyers Charles Peckham and Valerie Wass tell TMZ, the doctor didn't pay Joe anything -- and they have no idea why Joe suddenly requested to dismiss his case.

Peckham tells us, "Cooler heads have prevailed."

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1.

Gretel    

Joe Jackson's face is right out of a nightmare or a horror movie

766 days ago
2.

CriticXtreme    

Joe is trying to get paid for destroying his kids life. And he wants out of the mall.

766 days ago
3.

LDB    

who cares?

766 days ago
4.

Kali    

Twenty bucks says the suit is dropped because Dr.Murray is paying Joe behind closed doors OR Dr.Murray has told Joe that he will "help" Katherine like he "helped" Michael.
Then when Katherine has a sudden heart attack, probably in her sleep, Joe gets all the money and the kids get nothing. There will be no autopsy because Katherine is JW. Joe and Dr.Murray will walk away scot free.
To Janet and Jermaine: how does it feel to get scammed by your own abusive, molesting father after all of these years of scamming Michael?

766 days ago
5.

stu    

go ask ur grand kids for an allowance Joey.

766 days ago
6.

who-me    

Count Blackula is creepy.

766 days ago
7.

Fibb    

Joe, Looks like your free loading days are over, why don't you start looking for a job, you BUM.

766 days ago
8.

josephgein    

Your writers understand not syntax nor proper grammar. What exactly is the prerequisite for employment in your den of deceit? A pulse?

766 days ago
9.

mj fan forever    

If they both, Joe and Katherine, dropped restitution request against murderer how could Joe expect to have something with this lawsuit?!!?!? He and his worthy wife greedy unnatural mother Katherine refused to be compensated by the murderer to ask for more money to AEG apparently more rich, since the murderer claimed he was broke all of a sudden after conviction!!! Their lawsuit now in common is a total mess and they know they haven't a chance to win, murderer was the only responsible, murderer was SERIOUSLY negligent and it has been widely showed!!!! They both should be ashamed!!!

766 days ago
10.

jb    

Wow!!! Joe------you sure ain't no Clark Gable!

766 days ago
11.

HumanNature    

THE "QUACK" IS BROKE...... AND THAT'S NO JOKE!!!!

766 days ago
12.

Radu    

retards

766 days ago
13.

MiMi    

Seeing how Joe's lawyer, Brian Oxman is no longer allowed to practice law, it makes sense that the case was dropped.

766 days ago
14.

What I Think    

Everyone knows that MJ's heirs injected him with the fatal dose because he was worth more dead than alive.

766 days ago
15.

KicksandGiggles    

Cooler heads? No, lighter wallets prevailed. The greedy lawyers decided Poppa Joe did not have the $$$ to sustain them for a long case. Keep it real!

766 days ago
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