A judge has granted a motion to dismiss concert promoter AEG Live from a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's father.
City News Service says the judge agreed with AEG attorneys who said Joe Jackson should have joined a separate suit filed by his wife, Katherine. The judge says the law does not favor multiple suits by individual heirs.
AEG also argued that Joe Jackson is not a legitimate heir to his son's fortune since he was estranged from Michael when he died. The father was not mentioned in the King of Pop's will.
The decision leaves Dr. Conrad Murray and a Las Vegas pharmacy as the only defendants in Joe Jackson's suit.
Murray is in jail after been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death and says he is broke.