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Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, has dropped his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray in a rare break for the imprisoned physician.

The suit was dismissed at his request. Murray's attorney, Valerie Wass, said:

"I was pleased ... It was always my opinion that Joe Jackson lacked standing to bring this action, and that eventually the case would be dismissed."

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The case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning Joe can refile the lawsuit if the circumstances allow. Not sure how they would change, but so be it.

The 84-year-old Jackson family patriarch sued Murray in June 2010, adding concert promoter AEG Live and a Las Vegas pharmacy as plaintiffs.

Now that the former doctor was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in jail, Joe apparently felt more at ease.

He initially claimed Dr. Conrad Murray and others were negligent in failing to provide adequate care, treatment, diagnosis, and resuscitation.

MJ died in June 2009. "As a result of that failure, Joe Jackson was deprived with the loss of companionship of his son," the suit charged.

Companionship. We're sure that's what he's feeling deprived of.

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Dr. Conrad Murray wants Joe Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit thrown out, and he may get his wish, thanks to Joe being bat$h!t insane a statute of limitations.

The embattled doc's lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Joe's lawsuit, claiming he missed the one-year filing deadline and the claim should be tossed ASAP.

Charles Peckham claims Joe's lawyer, Brian Oxman, filed the lawsuit 158 days after the one-year deadline. There's also a matter of viability on its own merit.

How do you choose sides here?

Because Michael deliberately did not leave money to Joe in his will (his mom, his kids and charities will split it all), Joe's entitlement claims may be a stretch.

In other words, look for a dismissal one way or the next. We don't know exactly when, but when it's thrown out, Terry Henderson will be pumped for Conrad.

Good thing, too. Murray has enough on his plate, pending trial for involuntary manslaughter and all. No need to battle a frivolous lawsuit from some clown.

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Joe Jackson is, once again, filing a lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray, alleging the physician is responsible for the wrongful death of Michael Jackson.

Note that this has already been thrown out by a federal judge.

Undeterred and relentless in his pursuit of a big ass payday justice, Joe Jackson has refiled the very same lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court.

Dr. Conrad Murray hasn't escaped Joe Jackson just yet.

Joe says Dr. Murray was negligent in administering the Propofol that killed the singer and is also suing Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas.

That's the place he claims sold the drug to Conrad Murray, who also faces criminal charges. His defense is likely to be that MJ killed himself.

The Jackson family patriarch is seeking a modest $500 million for the trouble Murray has caused in claiming the life of the late King of Pop.

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The late Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, is suing Dr. Conrad Murray for the wrongful death of his son, and to compensate him for the loss of MJ's support.

He's seeking the modest sum of half a billion dollars.

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Joe says the sum is within "the realistic range of provable damages," broken down as 20 percent for loss of support, 40 percent for emotional distress and the other 40 percent for "loss of comfort, aid, society and companionship."

GRIEVING DAD: Joe Jackson is crushed by the lack of comfort he feels with Michael gone. He used to beat his "companion" so hard. There's such a void now.

For his part, Dr. Conrad Murray says he's currently broke and can't settle a lawsuit in any way because his insurance company refuses to cover him. He also says he won't sit for a court deposition until after his criminal case runs its course.

Murray faces involuntary manslaughter charges in MJ's death. Being deposed as part of a civil lawsuit would violate his Fifth Amendment privileges.

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Already facing involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from the death of Michael Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray is not happy with being hit with a wrongful death lawsuit by the late icon's money-hungry father, Joe Jackson.

You can bet he fights it tooth and nail, too. Here's why ...

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Joe ... come on, man.

Dr. Murray's lawyer, Charles Peckham, is asking the judge to throw out statements attributed to Michael Jackson, specifically that Katherine Jackson was acting as his "agent," or a go-between, in funneling support money to Joe.

Peckham says claims that Katherine was MJ's agent - made by Joe's lawyer, Brian Oxman, and Leonard Rowe, self-proclaimed former advisor - are pure hearsay.

The key for Murray is establishing Joe was not financially harmed by the death of Michael, who cut his dad out of his will. Yet Joe says he was paid by Katherine.

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The embattled Dr. Conrad Murray is challenging a lawsuit filed against him by the father of the late Michael Jackson - and asking why another doc isn't a defendant.

Murray is going after Michael's longtime physician and friend, Dr. Arnold Klein, claiming Klein is at least partly to blame for the singer's untimely, June 2009 death.

As such, Murray says, Klein should be named in Joe Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit. MJ's mother and kids also filed suit against AEG, Michael's concert promoter.

Dr. Conrad Murray (left) is putting some of the blame on Dr. Arnie Klein.

Dr. Murray was on AEG's payroll, serving as Michael's personal physician at the time of his death. Conrad faces involuntary manslaughter charges in criminal court.

His legal declaration today comes in response to Joe Jackson's decision not to name Dr. Arnold Klein as one of the physicians allegedly responsible for MJ's death.

Murray claims: "Dr. Klein may have been medicating Michael Jackson up until or even beyond June 18, 2009, less than one week before Michael Jackson's death."

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In his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray, Joe Jackson claims Michael Jackson's personal physician staged an intervention a week before he died.

Together with concert promoter AEG, Dr. Murray went to Michael Jackson's home on June 18, 2009 for a "drug intervention," according to the late icon's father.

The significance of this? While it sounds like a good thing that they tried to help the star, Joe says it's proof that Murray was reckless and over-medicated him.

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Joe Jackson is going after Dr. Conrad Murray in court.

The suit claims during the meeting AEG demanded Michael stop seeing the ever-present Dr. Arnold Klein, and "stop taking the drugs Klein gave to him."

Klein, Michael's friend, dermatologist, and rumored father to his children, and recently made headlines commenting on MJ's gay affair with Jason Pfeiffer.

In any case, AEG was pissed at Klein, and wanted Michael to "take only the medications given by Conrad Murray." But we know how that worked out.

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Michael Jackson's insane father is not holding back these days.

The latest, outrageous claim from Joe Jackson: That Dr. Conrad Murray was drinking at a local strip club before treating the pop icon on June 25 last year.

That, of course, was the day the world lost the music legend.

A legal document Joe's lawyer Brian Oxman sent to Dr. Murray - a prerequisite to the wrongful death lawsuit he plans on filing - seriously alleges this:

"On June 25, 2009, prior to treating Michael Jackson, defendant was at a 'strip club' called Sam's Hofbrau in Los Angeles where he had been 'drinking.'" 

"It was extremely reckless for him to 'drink' prior to administering anesthesia to Michael Jackson. He concealed his conduct from Michael Jackson."

Dr. Conrad Murray calls Joe's claims "utter nonsense."

Joe Jackson, who also blames Katherine Jackson and AEG, Michael's concert promoter, then outlines Murray's treatment, which he says led to Michael's death.

His declaration says Michael had "neurological, pulmonary, and anemia signs" for several weeks, and was "confused, frightened,obsessive, and disoriented."

Oxman goes on: "He had impaired memory, loss of appetite, and absence of energy. He was cold and shivering during the summer rehearsals for his show."

The lawyer claims these issues were due to Dr. Murray administering a "polypharmacy" of drugs (multiple medications, inc. Propofol) to Michael Jackson. 

"His conduct was inhuman. It was an extreme violation of standards," says Oxman, alleging that Murray repeatedly ignored the signs due to AEG pressure.

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Joe Jackson makes a lot of absurd statements, and has been known to do or say anything (even milk his own son's death) so that he might financially benefit.

He's blamed Katherine Jackson, his own wife, for not intervening with her son in time. That's despicable. But in the case of AEG, he may actually have a point.

We reported earlier that Joe is suing AEG, Michael Jackson's concert promoter, for its role in the star's death. More details of this legal pursuit are now clear.

The company put enormous pressure on Michael to perform for his London concerts last summer, his father claims, that it influenced his doctor's practices.

That would be Dr. Conrad Murray, who was forced to to heavily sedate the singer with Propofol so he could get rest, which ultimately led to his tragic death.

Joe Jackson alleges this and a whole lot more against AEG in documents filed with the California Medical Board, filed by attorney Brian Oxman on his behalf.

The story goes like this: Michael had only sporadically attended rehearsals, leading to a showdown June 18, 2009 in which an AEG executive allegedly threatened to "pull the plug" on Jackson's rented home and fire Dr. Conrad Murray.

The complaint alleges Murray, who was allegedly promised $150,000 a month by AEG, immediately began fueling the music icon with heavy sedatives, including Valium, Ativan, Versed and most notably Propofol so the singer could sleep.

Murray gave Jackson Propofol virtually every night for six weeks until Michael died. Charged with involuntary manslaughter, Murray is expected to argue at trial that Michael killed himself with a lethal dose while he was out of the room.

In any case, the complaint alleges AEG knew the dangers of Murray's treatment but proceeded, and turned a blind eye to his request for life saving equipment.

The complaint claims AEG was basically practicing medicine without a license, by forcing Murray to take radical medical steps to protect its financial investment.

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We know Michael Jackson's death was tragic and all, but it's kind of sleazy how his crazy father Joe seems bent on blaming/suing everyone on the planet for it.

It's like he wants to sponge off of his son for attention and/or money, even after the music icon passed away. We'd feel bad implying that if it weren't obvious.

In any case, Joe's latest beef - he's already sued Dr. Conrad Murray and blamed Katherine Jackson, his own wife, for Michael's untimely demise - is with AEG.

Murray requested lifesaving equipment and back-up help for Michael from his London concert promoter, Joe claims, but the company never came through.

Joe Jackson is gunning for AEG by filing complaints with the California Medical Board and another agency, alleging that the concert promoter abused his son.

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Joe Jackson is going after Dr. Conrad Murray ... and his corporate boss.

Days before MJ's death, Murray had requested a heart resuscitation machine and a nurse in several e-mails making the request, but AEG never provided it.

Joe is accusing AEG of co-opting Dr. Conrad Murray's medical judgment by enticing him with a huge salary, an "unlawful practice of corporate medicine."

Besides the CPR machine, he also asked for saline, catheters, needles and a gurney. The doc, of course, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Murray is expected to argue that, as an addict used to getting his way, Michael Jackson killed himself with a lethal Propofol injection when he wasn't looking.

That allegation promoted a wrongful death suit from Joe. What will his next move be? Who knows. Just another day in a saga unfolding for nearly a year.

Dr. Conrad Murray Biography

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