Michael Jackson dropped from hospital lawsuit

The pop star is off the hook

Michael Jackson has been dropped from a lawsuit alleging that a California hospital moved a fatally ill patient to make room for the pop star.

Judge Rodney Melville dropped Jackson from the lawsuit against Marian Medical Center in response to a challenge from Jackson‘s attorney on Tuesday (April 8), reports the Associated Press.

In the suit, Manuela Gomez Ruiz‘s family claim the gravely ill patient was moved from her two-bed trauma unit to make room for Jackson when he arrived with flu symptoms during his 2005 molestation trial.

Ruiz suffered a heart attack and died later that day.

The hospital’s attorney attempted to file a similar motion to be dropped from the lawsuit, but it was reportedly rejected by the judge.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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