News

Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson’s death wants his license back

Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson’s death wants his license back

WANTS HIS LICENSE BACK: Conrad Murray wants to be able to practice medicine again. Photo: Associated Press

Michael Jackson’s former doctor Conrad Murray has filed suit against officials in Texas in an effort to have his medical license reinstated.

The physician walked free from a Los Angeles jail on Monday after serving two years for involuntary manslaughter relating to the superstar’s 2009 death, and he has wasted no time in attempting to get his career back on track, launching legal action against the Texas Medical Board so he can get back to work.

Murray had his permit to practice medicine in the state suspended last year after he was found guilty of administering the fatal dose of Propofol which cost the King of Pop his life, but he is fighting to block authorities from banning him for good.

His lawyer, Charles Peckham, lodged a civil petition in Travis County last week, asking a judge to halt board members’ efforts to invalidate his permit pending Murray’s criminal appeal in California, and now the embattled physician has stepped up his fight by suing authorities for taking premature action against him.

In court papers filed in Austin this week, Murray claims his involuntary manslaughter conviction is not final until all of his appeals are exhausted.

He also states that he needs to return to work because he is more than $400,000 in debt and is struggling to cover his legal fees.

Portland Weather

condition Condition: Mist
Temperature: 68°
High: 74° - Low: 62°

Latest Headlines

in Music

Concert-goes hospitalized during Keith Urban show

Keith Urban arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Things got a bit crazy at Keith Urban's Massachusetts show on Saturday night.

in Entertainment

Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

in Entertainment

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.