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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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31.

aspire    


Janet Jackson and Mother Not Talking, Janet Charging Mom for Use of Vegas Condo

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08/15/12 1:47am
Roger Friedman


Janet Jackson continues her descent into post-career madness: she’s charging her mother for use of her Las Vegas condo. Katherine Jackson has asked the Michael Jackson estate to increase her cost of living expenses so she can travel to Las Vegas and stay in Janet’s condo, which the “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” singer doesn’t live in or use. TMZ incorrectly reported–then removed–a story that Mrs. Jackson asked the estate to pay Janet’s mortgage. Untrue. Mrs. Jackson travels to Gary, Indiana, where she still maintains a home. And she likes to stay in Vegas. The estate will tell the probate court in its next report that they’re giving Mrs. Jackson funds to use for these stays. Janet — since the battles this summer over Michael’s estate–refuses to be generous enough to her mother, sources say, and just provide for her at the condo. “There’s no way the estate would ever pay Janet’s mortgage,” laughed an insider. But my question is: what is Janet Jackson’s financial situation that she’s become so publicly unglued over money?

http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/08/15/janet-jackson-and-mother-not-talking-janet-charging-mom-for-use-of-vegas-condo

616 days ago
32.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

BUNCH OF DIAMOND STEALING NON POTENTIAL EARNING STEALING GRAND STAND BACK GROUND LEFT OVER BOLOGNA LICKING HATERS.

615 days ago
33.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

2 SNAPS A SISSY STRUT TWIRL AND A MIDDLE FINGER TO JACKSON HATERS...

615 days ago
34.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

DON'T YOU EVER EVER EVER THINK YOU CAN TALK ABOUT MR. JOE JACKSON....YOUR DADDY NEVER EVER EVER EVER MADE ICONS...YOUR HAIR CONDITIONING DOG HAIR SMELLING WHT/ MAMMIE EITHER... DRUG SNIFFING STEALING HATERS..

615 days ago
35.

What I Think    

National Turd Day is only 11 days away.

615 days ago
36.

International Pedophile Awareness Day June 25    

✫✫✫✫ iPad Prayer✫✫✫✫


-Oh Heavenly Father,


As We Gather On This Happy Sabbath Day
We Thank Thee, For Removing A
Sick Pedophile From This Earth


We Thank Thee, Oh Lord That The Children Of
The World Are Now Safe From The
Evil Pedophile Known As Michael Jackson


We Thank Thee, Oh Lord For Delivering
This Tortured Soul Unto The Gates Of
Hell, That He May Dwell Therein For All
Eternity, For All The Innocent Souls Of
The Children That Were Abused By This
Evil Serpent


We Pray & Ask Thee, Oh Heavenly Father
That On This Day, The Children That Were
Victims Of Abuse, Be Blessed, That They
Can Forgive & Forget The Horrible Acts
Committed Unto Them By Michael Jackson


We Ask Thee, Oh Heavenly Father, That The
Rabid Fans, Repent For Their Sins Of Supporting
Such A Evil Pedophile, That Their Eyes Be Opened
To The Truth & Receive knowledge Of The Good
And Repent The Bad


"Father, Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do"


And We Say This In The Name Of The Son, The Father & The Holy Ghost


~ Amen~

614 days ago
37.

HumanNature    

GOD "BLESS" THE GREAT DR. MURRAY!!!


THIS "HERO" IS INNOCENT!!!


DR. MURRAY "SAVED" MANY CHILDREN FROM THE EVIL DIDDLER SICKO WACKO JACKO!!!

613 days ago
38.

phia    

Blaming AEG for hiring murray as Michael's doctor was the ONLY RIGHT THING he ever did.

613 days ago
39.

HumanNature    

F-MJ

607 days ago
40.

What I Think    

Today is National Turd Day. Don't forget to drop one in honor of MJ.

604 days ago
41.

Enrique    

I think you probably mean, dismiss the 2010 lawsuit "with" prejudice.

599 days ago
42.

IpLeAtHe5ThH    

He probabaly got some money and that's why he dropped the case...Joe doesn't care about filing a wrongful death suit on behalf of MJ all he cares aboutthe money and that's all he's scared about since MJ death. So i'm sure he took the first offer that was made to him to drop the case...If he really cared and filed on behalf of MJ he wouldn't have dropped the case he would've pushed on....After my dad was killed in a fire i filed a wrongful death suit aganist the Gas Company because there carelessness caused the fire....They offered me a $100,000 to drop the suit...If i had been in it for the money i would've took it and ran but i wasn't after the money i was after the workers and the company itself....There is a difference between fighting for your loved one and being greedy....

599 days ago
43.

MaryLou    

Joe Jackson destroyed Michaels life- and his wife never did a thing to stop it.

599 days ago
44.

paramale    

I know why Joe dropped his suit. Dr. Murray has no money to satisfy a judgment. It is always one thing to obtain a judgment, another to collect it. I do not know if and when Dr. Murray filed for bankruptcy, but if he did, Joe's suit must not have been discharged. Thus, if Joe got a judgment theoretically he could try to collect. At that point, Dr. Murray, without assets, would likely file for bankruptcy, and even if he was not discharged from responsibility to pay the judgment, the payment plan would probably be so extended by necessity that Joe would not be able to even collect his legal fees incurred to get the judgment. Joe dismissing the suit without prejudice means he can file it again, but that is a mere formality, because the statute of limitations (one year) would likely expire before there was ever any hope of Murray having assets to pay the judgment.

599 days ago
45.

Warrior4MJ    

You guys should think twice about all the stuff spread in the internet about Michael Jackson & his family. Most ppl forget how loving & caring Michael was, what his true message was. And mostly what he all gave to us! We should be thankful - and not abandon him. Always think about him as a true humanitarian with a pure heart! Not weird, not wacko!
Since his passing this crap became worse. Leave his family alone; stop judging in a false way. It’s painful & it’s disgusting. For reading the truth about the trial check following links. Then make your conclusions. Thank you! L.O.V.E. <3

No.1 http://teammichaeljackson.com/archives/8230#.UYEkW1ESAqE.twitter
No.2 http://teammichaeljackson.com/archives/8197#.UYEhXcf6BiE.twitter

356 days ago
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