Katherine Jackson Weighs Possible Wrongful Death Suit

08/18/2009 at 07:30 AM EDT

Katherine Jackson Weighs Possible Wrongful Death Suit
Katherine Jackson
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While her husband Joseph says their son will be buried on what would have been his 51st birthday Aug. 29, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine reportedly is mulling over filing a wrongful death suit in connection with the King of Pop's June 25 fatal cardiac arrest, say reports.

Authorities investigating Jackson's death have been focusing on his personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray, who is suspected of giving a powerful anesthetic to the singer on the day he died.

"The possibility of a wrongful death action has been floated," Katherine Jackson's lawyer Burt Levitch said, the Associated Press reports. "In that regard, no decision has been finalized ... "Dr. Murray's name has been floated [as a possible defendant in the potential lawsuit] because he is under investigation."

In the meantime, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff on Monday gave his approval to a merchandising agreement expected to add $15 million to Michael Jackson's estate, though he put on hold a decision to okay a deal for a proposed three-city tour of Jackson memorabilia in light of objections by Katherine Jackson, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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