Michael Jackson's father Joe has filed legal documents asking a court to acknowledge that the King of Pop's family has a right to sue news outlets that published photos of Michael Jackson dead, TMZ reported.

Joe Jackson's lawyer, Brian Oxman, filed papers with the court in the Michael Jackson estate case, claiming there is legal precedent for a family suing for invasion of privacy when such photos are published.

Although the legal documents don't state which photos he intends to sue over, "Entertainment Tonight" aired a photo of Jackson - whom paramedics believed was already dead - as he was taken into an ambulance from his home.

Oxman is trying to get the estate court judge to allow him access to medical records as a prelude for filing such a case, TMZ reported.

The entertainment gossip website has also reported that Jackson's doctor will walk into court on Monday to face a judge after being charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of the 50-year-old pop star who died in June, 2009.

TMZ reported that Dr Conrad Murray would show up for the 1.30 p.m. arraignment with a bail bondsman to post bail - expected to be $25,000 - immediately.