Joe Jackson’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Tossed Out

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February 21, 2012 | 5:56pm EST

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s father has been thrown out by a California judge.
Joe Jackson launched a legal battle against the King of Pop’s personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray in August, 2010, accusing him of administering a fatal dose of anesthetic Propofol, which led to the superstar’s untimely death in June, 2009.

The lawsuit, which Joe filed on behalf of his wife Katherine and their family, was later amended to include concert organisers at AEG Live and bosses at Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas, a company which allegedly supplied Murray with Propofol, as defendants.

However, TMZ.com reports Joe’s entire case has now been thrown out due to a technicality.

US law states that two cases with identical allegations can’t stand up in court, and, as family matriarch Katherine Jackson lodged her own wrongful death lawsuit two months before her husband, Joe’s has been dismissed.

He was reportedly seeking damages of between $10 million and $500 million for emotional distress, loss of support and loss of companionship.

Murray is currently serving a four-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter relating to the King of Pop’s death.

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