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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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16.

katie10    

Santa Barbara hearing today, motions to indict Tom Sneddon of his crimes (including 3 felonies) during the outrageous trial against Michael Jackson 2005, .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVak-gVDgvE&feature=youtube

The truth was there all along, the jury knew it..NOW, Sneddon...you're gonna get yours and your AZZ is going to prison!

716 days ago
17.

katie10    

further action being investigated against that GAVIN Clan, who lied under oath. They were a family full of lies who tied to scam and default the entire welfare system, many other celebrities (as presented in court), high profile companies, etc..this is NOT over.

716 days ago
18.

myopinion    

It has settled in... you will get NOTHING from broke Murray.

RIP MJ

716 days ago
19.

MJLover624    

Joe needs to sit his butt down somewhere.

716 days ago
20.

What I Think    

Wrongful death??? I've always looked upon MJ's death as a rightful death.

716 days ago
21.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

What get's me is that M.J. was too mentally unfit...confused.. ill from NARCOTICS to have a legal will to be taken seriously...NOT IN HIS RIGHT MIND...UNFAIR TO HIS LOVING FAMILY BROTHERS SISTERS DAD so forth and so on....WILL SHOULD BE CONTESTED AND THROWN OUT....STEALING FROM THE JACKSON EMPIRE WHICH IS HIS FAMILY.. JOE MADE THIS EMPIRE...DOCTORS SOLD MICHAEL JACKSON DRUGS UNTIL HE WAS DISABLED AND DEAD..TELL THE TRUTH AND SHAME ALL THE DOCTORS AND THE CROOKED LAWYERS.

716 days ago
22.

croc    

joes face is spooky, if he grew horns out of the sides of his head, i would not be surprised..would not want to wake up to that peering at me.dam devil face.

716 days ago
23.

rachel1970    

conrad murray has no money, so explain how he can be paying joe jackson anything? doesnt add up it never did!!!

716 days ago
24.

HumanNature    

Big Mamma Cornbread


YOU ARE INCAPEABLE OF CREATING AN EMPIRE SUCH AS THE "JACKSONS"...AND DON'T YOU EVER FORGET IT


MY COMMENT WAS STRICTLY ABOUT CON "QUACK" MURRAY AND DON'T YOU FORGET!!!!! IT!!!!

716 days ago
25.

Harlin's Garage    

Murray needs to counter sue for mental anguish, emotional distress, racial profiling, and sexual battery.
the MJ estate will settle, trust me.

716 days ago
26.

CloBird    

Perhaps Joe's lawyer could see that this lawsuit would go the way the other lawsuits went--thrown out of court.

And Murray has no money...he would receive no extra time in jail...Joe's only reason for filing law suits all have been about money, money that he has no rights to claim.

716 days ago
27.

duilama    

Wait a minute, the last two MJ related stories failed to generate comments and hits.

MJ is failing
iPad is winning, winning......


iPad every day
Rabid pedo enablers go away


Burn burn burn
Burn everything mj
Comon baby light my fire!

716 days ago
28.

duilama    

HUMANNATURE

Big Mamma Cornbread

YOU ARE INCAPEABLE OF CREATING AN EMPIRE SUCH AS THE "JACKSONS"...AND DON'T YOU EVER FORGET IT

MY COMMENT WAS STRICTLY ABOUT CON "QUACK" MURRAY AND DON'T YOU FORGET!!!!!

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Oh yeah? You can both forget about it. Stay shouting at each other all you want. Just forget about "it"!


Hahaha......

ignorant bunch sharing the same lazy typing style!

716 days ago
29.

duilama    

CLOBIRD

Perhaps Joe's lawyer could see that this lawsuit would go the way the other lawsuits went--thrown out of court.
And Murray has no money...he would receive no extra time in jail...Joe's only reason for filing law suits all have been about money, money that he has no rights to claim.


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Like you have the right??? You are just jealous, you are jealous that MJ was his son and then you are jealous MJ used to give him money!

That's how rich people get rich, getting money that they do not have the right for, mostly. You think the Government has the right for a big chunk of your hard earn money in the form of tax to fund their expensive dinner parties and luxury trips aboard, dancing drinking like Hilary and all others do???
Think again, and stop being jealous!

716 days ago
30.

OhWell    

?? Michael Who ??

716 days ago
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