Jackson doctor's legal bills issue in Texas court

HOUSTON (AP) - October 21, 2010

Texas-based Medicus Insurance Co. is asking a judge in Houston to rule that it isn't responsible for Dr. Conrad Murray's defense costs in a criminal involuntary manslaughter case and a wrongful death lawsuit.

Murray is accused of giving the pop star a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol in June 2009. Medicus states that his malpractice policy does not cover the use of general anesthetics.

The dispute was disclosed in a filing Wednesday in the wrongful death case. Murray's attorney didn't immediately return phone messages Wednesday, but he denied Medicus' claims in a court filing Monday.

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