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UPDATE Oct. 26, 2010: Joe Jackson just got a big thumbs-down.

A California appeals court today rejected the Jackson patriarch's bid to have a say in the administration of son Michael's estate, unanimously ruling that Joe has no legal standing.

The decision comes a day after Michael was named the top-earning dead celebrity by Forbes, raking in $275 million in the 16 months since his death last year.

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Look who doesn't want his dead son's financial support anymore.

Joe Jackson has withdrawn his request for a monthly stipend from Michael Jackson's vast estate.

Though the filing in Los Angeles Superior Court suggests that he may renew his bid to get upward of $15,000 per month, Joe's camp states that the family patriarch is making enough on his own for now.

The move also comes as he appeals a lower court ruling that he has no legal standing in his bid to have some control in Michael's estate.

The King of Pop didn't name his dad in his will, instead funneling his assets into a trust for his mom, three children and various charities.

Joe's also seeking at least $75,000 in a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray, who's been charged with manslaughter.

(Originally published June 28, 2010, at 4:02 p.m. PT)