A wrongful death lawsuit is a certainty now. In a previous article about the Michael Jackson Estate, I wrote how a wrongful death lawsuit was likely due to the unusual circumstances surrounding his death. Now, the Los Angeles County coroner reportedly determined that Jackson died through a homicide. This doesn’t automatically mean it was a criminal act. Officially, it means he died at the hands of another.
But let’s put semantics aside. Everyone expects that criminal charges will follow. Dr. Conrad Murray, the Las Vegas cardiologist who treated Jackson, is under investigation for manslaughter because he administered the lethal dose of drugs to the King of Pop to help his sleep. Here is the Associated Press article about the investigation and coroner’s report.
Rumors started before this that the Jackson family wanted to bring a wrongful death claim. With this new report, you can bank on it happening.
As in most states, California wrongful death claims are brought by either the personal representatives of the estate or by