Joe Jackson's attempt to get his hands on son Michael's medical records have been dealt a blow - lawyers for the King Of Pop's estate administrators have filed papers in Los Angeles to stop his investigation.
The Jackson family patriarch is convinced the UCLA Medical Center documents will help him determine if anyone was to blame for the Thriller icon's death last summer (Jun09) - and how much he should sue them for.
His lawyers filed papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday (29Jan10), demanding the release of medical records - but Joe Jackson is now facing a challenge from the men controlling his son's estate, who want to keep the documents from him.
The administrators claim Joe is not entitled to the papers because he was not a dependent of his son and cannot sue for wrongful death, according to TMZ.com
Family members, including Joe, have accused the singer's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, of the wrongful death of the star, but police have yet to charge the medic with any wrongdoing - and he has maintained he's innocent.
Michael was pronounced dead on arrival at the L.A. medical centre.