Michael Jackson's father has been granted permission to trawl through his son's medical records after a much-publicized legal battle to get answers about the King of Pop's death. On Friday, February 19, a Los Angeles judge ruled that Joe Jackson is entitled to view the medical records - but only those made on the day his son died, June 29, 2009 at UCLA Medical Center.
Jackson has made it clear he wants the medical records so he can determine if anyone was to blame for the "Thriller" icon's death last summer. The request is linked to a potential lawsuit from Joe Jackson over his son's passing.
The administrators of the singer's estate previously lodged an objection with the court, claiming Joe was not entitled to the papers because he was not a dependent of his son.