Michael Jackson - Joe Jackson Refiles Wrongful Death Suit

MICHAEL JACKSON's father JOE has refiled a wrongful death lawsuit in California after a federal judge insisted the case needed to be heard in a state court.
Joe Jackson launched legal action against the star's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray in a federal court in August (10), accusing him of administering a fatal dose of anaesthetic Propofol, which led to Michael's death in June 2009.
Jackson alleges he was being supported by the Thriller hitmaker at the time of his passing - a claim which gives him the necessary legal standing to pursue a wrongful death suit.
U.S. District Judge John F. Walter ruled last month (Nov10) that some of the legal issues needed to be handled in a state court - and Jackson's lawyer refiled the documents at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday (30Nov10), according to TMZ.com.
The lawsuit has also been amended to include Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas, a company which allegedly sold Propofol to Murray.
Joe Jackson is said to be seeking damages between $10 million (£6.7 million) and $500 million (£333.3 million) in the suit for emotional distress, loss of support and "loss of comfort, aid, society and companionship".
Dr. Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the star's death, is set to go on trial in January (11).


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Mr. Joe Jackson, you have every rights to do what you are doing...... maybe that will shake that Dr. Conrad M. a bit...............
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Many blessings to the Jackson family especially MICHAEL JACKSON'S THREE CHILDREN and his mother.........
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Yes I agree with jacqueline You have every right you are his father,you and Kathrine brought him in to this world, how dare them to tell you that you don't have any rights. the JUSTICE system has gone down hill its pathetic some thing should have been done along time go its gone on to long.
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