London: Pop legend Michael Jackson’s estranged parents are linking up to sue concert promoters and the singer’s personal doctor over his death.
Family lawyer Brian Oxman, who said he would file suit in Los Angeles Superior Court before Christmas, revealed the action.
“It makes no sense to have two separate cases. The issues have the same focal point so it is logical now to combine them in a joint action by Joe and Katherine Jackson against promoters AEG Live and Dr Conrad Murray,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
Family friends were stunned by the collaboration between the parents, who have led separate lives for years.
One friend said, “It is ironic that Michael’s death has finally brought them together. They both believe that a united action can succeed in winning tens of millions of dollars in damages.”