Murray's Lawyer Fires Back At Wrongful Death Suit

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An attorney for Michael Jackson's embattled physician DR. CONRAD MURRAY is fighting a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the King of Pop's father, insisting the patriarch has no grounds to sue.
Joe Jackson filed the claims against Murray in August (10), accusing him of administering the fatal dose of the anaesthetic Propofol, which led to the singer's death in June 2009.
Joe, who is seeking unspecified damages from the doctor, produced sworn statements regarding the Thriller hitmaker's financial records to prove he was being supported by his son at the time of his passing, claiming they give him the legal standing necessary to pursue the wrongful death suit.
A sworn statement submitted by Michael's alleged former manager, Leonard Rowe, claimed the superstar's mum Katherine acted as his agent and handed over cash to Joe to help cover his living expenses.
Other court documents, including a declaration from Joe's lawyer Brian Oxman, stated Michael was paying Katherine £50,000 (£33,330) in the early 2000s, but later upped the amount to $66,000 (£44,000), to take care of the family patriarch too.
But Murray's lawyer, Charles Peckham, is appealing to have the statements thrown out of court - because the claims are based on hearsay and cannot be officially determined.
Peckham also questions Oxman's credentials in newly-filed court papers, dismissing him as an "incompetent legal expert", and doubts whether Rowe ever officially served as Michael's adviser, reports TMZ.com.
Murray has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter stemming from Jackson's death and is awaiting a preliminary hearing in January (11) to determine if he will face trial.


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Murray's lawyer is a jerk, just like his client. Both of you can just go to hell! Hopefully soon!!!
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So, TMZ I watched you program.Tonight for a look at you and your staff. do u think that Dr. Murray is going to get away with this? Why did I even look at my e-mails from u. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are a married couple. this is not odd for Mrs. Jackson to help in the support of her husband. I think she is right to help her hubby. all you do is report on the negative. Why can u just say she is a loving wife and mother. I commend her. I wish I was just as loving as she is. I am not as nearly as loving as she is. as a woman I need to take lesson from this. Even in there lost they still love each other. and I need to aquire this quality. God Bless Mr&Mrs. Jackson. from a fan in New Jersey.
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Murray will more than likely avoid being charged. Juries DO NOT LIKE CONVICTING DOCTORS, no matter how much incriminating evidence there is. Besides, the person who died was Michael Jackson. Remember how abominably he was treated by the California justice system. His home was raided illegally more than once, his possessions were rifled through, he was charged on false allegations when he was actually the target of extortion, etc. etc. The LA D.A. Steve Cooley, the police & the courts have NO interest in justice for Michael. Why do you think the investigation is taking so long?
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MICHAEL JACKSON cannot be replaced, he is the only one in our century, his music and his dedication to this planet will never be the same.......His LOVE for GOD speaks VOLUMES!!!!!!!!!!!!I love you MICGAEL! my angel!!
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WHAT A MAJOR CROCK!!! the fraking dr knows what he did, even if he inject michael without knowledge of the consequences, he is held to a higher standard of accountability by the AMA. He is required to research the effects of any medicatation he administers. saying, he didnt know what the drug would do, is in and of itself proof of his negligence.why is the criminal case taking so long? wake up, the judiciary run at the pace of a one footed turtle.the dr will get his due one way or the other,even though it may take time criminally. (enough evidence must be collected LEGALLY prior to presenting the matter to the courts) subsequently the matter is submitted to the grand jury and/or a judge who determines whether or not the information is sufficiently subsintive* to convict) that test has already been passed and a court date set.while all this is creeping to a conclusion, there are additional civil cases pending against dr death which will without a doubt cause his ruination unless he likes lawyers,controversy*, and doesnt mind wasting his time in court while paying lawyers big $$$$ for his defense. at this point, it would be amazing to formulate one. there is no needle in this haystack.
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Grj,blaah, hihi, hoooooMr.Jeffersonblaah, gjghskhfukfhkfbhilvvurghtwiowb
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How can Dr. Murray afford these lawyers?
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I hope justice will prevail. We the fans are there all along the way till the guilty pays the price. Your loss will not go in vain MJ, not even in a million years.
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@gayat1AEG & $ONY are paying Dr. MurDerer's legal bills. Mark my words.
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