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(TMZ)   Michael Jackson's family files a $40 billion lawsuit charging negligence, $50 million for naming a kid Blanket   (tmz.com) divider line 32
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2013-03-18 09:14:26 AM
That's ignorant. Don't be ignorant.

/shamone
 
2013-03-18 10:40:53 AM
I demand all the money in the world as compensation for all of this shiat happening on my planet.

/will work out just as well.
 
2013-03-18 10:48:10 AM
Wow, a Michael Jackson joke! Very timely Leno! Why don't you bust out a Monica Lewinsky zinger too!
 
2013-03-18 10:53:47 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Thriller!
 
2013-03-18 10:55:03 AM
...in other news, Vice President Dan Quayle has put forth a motion to add an "E" to the end of NATO.
NATO.  Hee heee.  Buttafuocoooo.

/piling on poor subby.
 
2013-03-18 10:56:29 AM
I like how it wasn't enough that his family leeched off of him during life...they now have to find a way to leech more in his death.

/ridiculous lawsuit
 
2013-03-18 11:08:58 AM
It's money he would have made if he had lived. Another sixty years. And suddenly recaptured his original creativity and popularity, then sustained it for much of that time.
 
2013-03-18 11:27:04 AM

bborchar: I like how it wasn't enough that his family leeched off of him during life...they now have to find a way to leech more in his death.

/ridiculous lawsuit


The zombie cash cow is running out of flesh. The poor little dears might have to "gulp" work for a living.
 
2013-03-18 11:49:43 AM

Evil Mackerel: bborchar: I like how it wasn't enough that his family leeched off of him during life...they now have to find a way to leech more in his death.

/ridiculous lawsuit

The zombie cash cow is running out of flesh. The poor little dears might have to "gulp" work for a living.


heh heh..."gulp".. I see what you did there
 
2013-03-18 11:52:18 AM
I want to sue the United States and the Russian Republic for owning nuclear weapons. I feel threatened by their prescence and demand the immediate destruction of those weapon by both sides by or before June 1, 2013. If not, I plan on pressing a lawsuit in excess of 100 Billion dollars in damages for lost wages and stress. Govern yourselves accordingly.

See. Anyone can make up a ridiculous lawsuit. Doesn't mean dick all.
 
2013-03-18 12:07:14 PM
I really dislike lawsuits but they may have a case here. Whoever hired that doctor did such a sh*tty job that they killed him. The guy was worth and was going to be worth billions. His kids were going to see that money until he died. I doubt they'll win but it's an interesting concept.
 
2013-03-18 12:27:48 PM
juliekenner.com
 
2013-03-18 12:37:59 PM
I don't understand what they're biatching about, he's made more money for them over the past 4 years, than he made since 1993.
 
2013-03-18 12:40:07 PM

Tat'dGreaser: I really dislike lawsuits but they may have a case here. Whoever hired that doctor did such a sh*tty job that they killed him. The guy was worth and was going to be worth billions. His kids were going to see that money until he died. I doubt they'll win but it's an interesting concept.


Oh, see, I didn't realize that AEG had Power of Attorney of Health Care for Michael Jackson that made them responsible for all of his medical treatments.  What, they didn't, you say?  You mean he had every ability to fire this doctor that was hired for him, or request another one?  And I'm COMPLETELY sure that AEG broke doctor-patient privilege to find out what this doctor was giving Michael Jackson.

It's ridiculous to hold this company responsible for a doctor they hired or contracted for when the only thing they probably did was pay the man in accordance to a contract with Michael Jackson.  They had no ability to make medical decisions for Jackson, nor did they tell this doctor to give Jackson illegal drugs.  Now, if the Jacksons can PROVE that the company knew that this doctor was giving him illegal drugs and did nothing about it, they might have a case.  I find it ludicrous to think that is the case, though.
 
2013-03-18 12:43:49 PM

Tat'dGreaser: I really dislike lawsuits but they may have a case here. Whoever hired that doctor did such a sh*tty job that they killed him. The guy was worth and was going to be worth billions. His kids were going to see that money until he died. I doubt they'll win but it's an interesting concept.


Floodgates will open. No one will want to be in charge of care.
 
2013-03-18 12:52:59 PM

Robert1966: It's money he would have made if he had lived. Another sixty years. And suddenly recaptured his original creativity and popularity, then sustained it for much of that time.


Or another 2 years if you use RIAA math.
 
2013-03-18 01:25:44 PM

bborchar: It's ridiculous to hold this company responsible for a doctor they hired or contracted for when the only thing they probably did was pay the man in accordance to a contract with Michael Jackson.  They had no ability to make medical decisions for Jackson, nor did they tell this doctor to give Jackson illegal drugs.  Now, if the Jacksons can PROVE that the company knew that this doctor was giving him illegal drugs and did nothing about it, they might have a case.  I find it ludicrous to think that is the case, though.


In a small way, it depends on the circumstances.  If they hired the doctor as a part of his contract, ie, they were worried about his health and his ability to fufill his contract, they may have essentially forced the doctor on him.  If that's the case, then it would be on them to vet the doctor and make sure that he was qualified to do what he was being contracted to do.  Jackson might have had the ability to remove the doctor, but his qualifications still fall on the company that hired him in the first place.

Sorta like if you're admitted to the hospital.  You have the ability to fire your cardiologist and demand a different one, but most people trust that the hospital didn't hire a quack.
 
2013-03-18 01:28:18 PM
I farking love it when you get a lot of details in an article, such as how $10 Billion plus $50 Million sums to more than $40 Billion.  Assuming the information in the article is correct, where is the additional $30 Billion?  Is it punitive?  Do the kids want $10 Billion and the mom want $30 Billion?  Even if the case won't go through, this seems relevant since the headline is OMG 40 BRAZILIAN DOLLARS and the body mentions $10.05 Billion.
 
2013-03-18 01:41:13 PM
Was Blanket the one he almost dropped off the balcony. Good luck kid.
 
2013-03-18 01:45:30 PM

Robert1966: It's money he would have made if he had lived. Another sixty years. And suddenly recaptured his original creativity and popularity, then sustained it for much of that time.


Yep.  Funny thing about that: This was his farewell concert series.
 
2013-03-18 01:54:42 PM
I just watched "This is It" last night. (sad i know...bear with me and hear me out.)... His death was a conspiracy. He had flashes of his old self, but the man was clearly out of it. He didn't even remember the lyrics to "I want you back"...His handlers, producers, people in power knew the tour was was going to be a train wreck and they were on the hook for millions (perhaps even a billion dollars), so they killed him.

/in better times...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_tR1INvY7o
 
2013-03-18 01:59:30 PM
That's farking hilarious.
There's absolutely no incentive for the AEG to settle, since it's cheaper to pay infinite lawyers infinite dollars to keep this going until the Jacksons are dead broke.
Ludicrous.
Have fun litigating until the year 2525 idiots!
 
2013-03-18 02:09:59 PM

Eirik: bborchar: It's ridiculous to hold this company responsible for a doctor they hired or contracted for when the only thing they probably did was pay the man in accordance to a contract with Michael Jackson.  They had no ability to make medical decisions for Jackson, nor did they tell this doctor to give Jackson illegal drugs.  Now, if the Jacksons can PROVE that the company knew that this doctor was giving him illegal drugs and did nothing about it, they might have a case.  I find it ludicrous to think that is the case, though.

In a small way, it depends on the circumstances.  If they hired the doctor as a part of his contract, ie, they were worried about his health and his ability to fufill his contract, they may have essentially forced the doctor on him.  If that's the case, then it would be on them to vet the doctor and make sure that he was qualified to do what he was being contracted to do.  Jackson might have had the ability to remove the doctor, but his qualifications still fall on the company that hired him in the first place.

Sorta like if you're admitted to the hospital.  You have the ability to fire your cardiologist and demand a different one, but most people trust that the hospital didn't hire a quack.


If that were the case, they would have to prove that the company had a reason to think that the doctor wasn't competent.  I don't think that there is any evidence that this is true, though.  I think they see a big company with a deep pocket and are trying to squeeze every last drop out of Michael's death that they can.
 
2013-03-18 02:37:11 PM

bborchar: If that were the case, they would have to prove that the company had a reason to think that the doctor wasn't competent. I don't think that there is any evidence that this is true, though. I think they see a big company with a deep pocket and are trying to squeeze every last drop out of Michael's death that they can.


Thing is- he WAS competent.  Just unethical and dangerous.  He knew what he was doing.

Therefore, how was AEG Live supposed to know the ins-and-outs of his daily treatment?  The only people who would know for sure that what Conrad was doing was wrong would have been medical professionals.  Were they supposed to hire more medical professionals to look over the medical professional (Conrad) they hired for Michael?

Are a bunch of music insdustry people supposed to know what drugs are right and wrong for treatment?
 
2013-03-18 02:58:38 PM
Ham on, Ham on, Ham on whole wheat, alright...
 
2013-03-18 03:22:45 PM
You think this is over?  Just wait until Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson get in there.  Money will rain down from the sky on the poor abused M. Jackson chirrens.
 
2013-03-18 04:15:50 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: You think this is over?  Just wait until Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson get in there.  Money will rain down from the sky on the poor abused M. Jackson chirrens.


lol, that's how black people say children
 
2013-03-18 04:22:32 PM
And so the leeching continues.....
 
2013-03-18 04:37:48 PM

Eirik: bborchar: It's ridiculous to hold this company responsible for a doctor they hired or contracted for when the only thing they probably did was pay the man in accordance to a contract with Michael Jackson.  They had no ability to make medical decisions for Jackson, nor did they tell this doctor to give Jackson illegal drugs.  Now, if the Jacksons can PROVE that the company knew that this doctor was giving him illegal drugs and did nothing about it, they might have a case.  I find it ludicrous to think that is the case, though.

In a small way, it depends on the circumstances.  If they hired the doctor as a part of his contract, ie, they were worried about his health and his ability to fufill his contract, they may have essentially forced the doctor on him.  If that's the case, then it would be on them to vet the doctor and make sure that he was qualified to do what he was being contracted to do.  Jackson might have had the ability to remove the doctor, but his qualifications still fall on the company that hired him in the first place.

Sorta like if you're admitted to the hospital.  You have the ability to fire your cardiologist and demand a different one, but most people trust that the hospital didn't hire a quack.


The worst in class has to work somewhere.
 
2013-03-18 08:42:05 PM

Mark Ratner: [juliekenner.com image 355x397]


This.

Something tells me that, much like liquor to an alcoholic, even if they got the $40B they're asking for it wouldn't be enough. It's never enough.
 
2013-03-18 10:17:04 PM

Nana's Vibrator: ...in other news, Vice President Dan Quayle has put forth a motion to add an "E" to the end of NATO.
NATO.  Hee heee.  Buttafuocoooo.

/piling on poor subby.


Dan Who?  I was trying to forget him.  Are we going to talk about Alben Barkley, too?
 
2013-03-19 10:41:19 AM
40 Billion?

i wouldn't bother for less than a Trillion.
 
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