Michael Jackson's father refiles wrongful death case

Las Vegas pharmacy is added to suit against doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death


ANTHONY McCARTNEY
December 1, 2010 5:44AM (UTC)

Michael Jackson's father refiled a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday in state court against the doctor charged in his son's death and added a Las Vegas pharmacy as a defendant.

Joseph Jackson originally filed the suit in federal court, but a judge declined to hear the case and said it should be handled in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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The case accuses Dr. Conrad Murray of negligence in administering the anesthetic propofol to Jackson.

It also names Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas, which court records show sold the drug to Murray nearly a month before the singer's death in June 2009. Authorities have said the sale was legal.

Authorities blamed propofol for the 50-year-old pop superstar's death. Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

A phone message for a spokeswoman for Murray's attorney, Miranda Sevcik, was not immediately returned. Applied Pharmacy Services declined comment through a receptionist who would not give her name.


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