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Brit's Lawyers Itchin' to Get Out

2/12/2008 6:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned there's another hearing tomorrow in the Britney Spears custody saga.

We're told Brit's law firm, Trope and Trope, has filed an ex parte motion to get out of the case even faster than scheduled. Right now, Trope's motion to withdraw as counsel is set to be heard on March 10, but apparently Trope can't wait to get out. We're told that tomorrow, the firm will ask the Commissioner to hear its request earlier.

Trope and Trope filed the withdrawal motion one day after TMZ reported that disso queen Laura Wasser secretly visited Brit in the hospital last week, and that Jamie Spears wanted to replace Trope with Laura. That's gotta hurt! But the fact is, we're hearing the firm has been divided for a while over whether it was a good idea to keep representing Britney.

Wasser would not return calls, but we're told she doesn't want back in because the case is nothing but grief.

The hearing is set for tomorrow at 8:30 AM. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Sources say there are two major reasons why Trope wants out, stat. First, they're pissed off that Brit likes Laura more, but even more fundamentally, it's impossible to rep anyone when you can't communicate with them, and we're told the court-appointed lawyer for Britney will not let the Trope lawyers have any contact with Britney.

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1.

FlBiker    

Sometimes it's in your best interest to fire a client, this is one of those times.

2448 days ago
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jema    

LOL run, run very fast before all your bs is posted on tmz you lutfi lovers

2448 days ago
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Teresa    

They probably want to hurry and represent Sam.

2448 days ago
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TMZ FAN    

It's all about the money..

2448 days ago
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jema    

funny how everyone was more than happy to cling like velcro and now the girl is a hot potato and they all cant distance themselves fast enough
wasnt me
nope wasnt me
Brit who

2448 days ago
6.

Fred    

Do the right thing commissioner, tell them to send a final bill tomorrow. Would love to see her better and represented by a far more agressive lawyer. Good luck K-Fed if it happens.

2448 days ago
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TMZ FAN    

Shady shady group.. I wouldn't trust any of them

2448 days ago
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tennishottie    

Brit Sweetie-you got a break today from people bothering you. You should send Barron Hilton a thank you card.

2448 days ago
9.

ME    

I CAN'T BELIEVE ANYONE WOULD WANT TO REPRESENT THAT DUMBASS.

2448 days ago
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Jenny    

I've read that Trope and Trope represented Howard K. Stern and if that's true I'm sure they'd represent Lutfi in a heartbeat. They'd corner the market on parasites. Given their close relationship with General Sam it's better for Britney if they are out of her life.

2448 days ago
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Bubblebunny    

Git rid of Trope &Trope, quick. That nimrod that represented Howard Stern of the Anna Nicole Smith case is part of that firm. He is so transparent. Who could believe these people ? I think his name was Ron.

2448 days ago
12.

Party 'till you die!    

Who doesn't start to itch in close proximity to her? She's starting to look like Tommy Lee now too! It's called a S-H-O-W-E-R! You turn the funny thinganabobbers handle around till water comes out. Then you.....ready for this......step into the water! Shampoo and soap greatly enhances the experience!
Next topic. Underwear!

2448 days ago
13.

Michelle    

Blah, blah, blah.

2448 days ago
14.

Bubblebunny    

Ron Rale is the Howard Stern nimrod. Even the Idiot Judge in FL didn't believe him!

2448 days ago
15.

Liz    

Howard K. Stern = Sam = Ron Rale. They're like peas in a pod.

2448 days ago
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