Michael Jackson Dropped From Wrongful Death Suit

(CBS/AP) Some good news from a courtroom for Michael Jackson.

A judge in Santa Maria, Calif., has dropped the singer from a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died at a hospital soon after she was moved to make room for Jackson.

Judge Rodney Melville made the move to drop Jackson from the suit after a request was made by Jackson's lawyers. However, the judge rejected a similar motion by an attorney for the hospital.

The family of Manuela Gomez Ruiz sued Jackson and Marian Medical Center claiming she was kept from critical care after she suffered a heart attack.

The heart attack took place on the same day Jackson was brought in with flu-like symptoms during his 2005 child molestation trial. Jackson was acquitted.


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