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Crazy New Legal Papers in Britney Case

2/14/2008 8:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

In a bizarre twist, a lawyer in NYC has filed legal papers in Federal court, asking that Britney's conservatorship case be taken away from L.A. County Superior Court.

In the documents obtained by TMZ, attorney Jon Eardley claims Britney's rights have been snatched away from her and she has been cut off from life as she knows it.

Eardley claims, "It is doubtful that Ms. Spears can receive equal protection and a fair trial or hearing in the custody proceedings because of the intense media scrutiny of what would normally be private aspects of a person's life." It appears Eardley wants an injunction issued in federal court, asking the judge for the power to protect Brit in the custody case as well.

The documents allege "the deprivation of her civil liberties by the conservator is so severe as to interfere with the effectiveness of the scheduled medications that are covered by the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act." This appears to be an attempt to get the Federal court to accept jurisdiction.

It is unclear on whose behalf Eardley is acting. We're told Sam Lutfi and his spokesman, Michael Sands, have something to do with the filing, though the exact nature of their involvement is unclear.

Stay tuned.

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16.

Lizard    

Finally somone with some sense - take away her life for what - to many others out there should be in line before her, Take her life away like she is 12 years old, She is ot a minor,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,This whole deal is just wrong. An injustice has been commited on Brit,


She needs a real lawyer on her side - she should be able to have fair representation.




2408 days ago
17.

dupes    

When I finally believed I really was bi-polar, I was bankrupt, jobless, had been arrested twice in a month and the comedown from that manic episode was bruuuuutal. Prior to that I was hallucinating non-stop and in complete la la land (but I liked it mostly, which is the messed up part).

In her case she has an endless supply of money, hundreds of manicas (actually) following her around and a hard time seeing which friends and family she can trust, and until recently it was any vagrant off the street that wasn't a Spears. It's like she's been kidnapped by a cult and nobody can get through to her but the cult is her manic episode that won't let her comedown to balance the hell out. A big bi-polar episode makes an ego-trippin look like severe depression. Oh, and she's Britney Spears.

2408 days ago
18.

Brit Fan    

Hell in a handbasket wants OUT!! Can this girl "not adult mentally" be forced into an outpatient program?? If she doesn't want constant company at her house, hospitalize her. She doesn't want to be locked up but she clearly needs psychiatric help! And not just one visit a week type follow up either. She has profound issues that will require much therapy and medicine management.

2408 days ago
19.

Nor Cal Reader    

FIGHT!! FIGHT!! FIGHT!!

So now someone wants the FEDS involved?!? Well, I say we do a full Terry Schievo (spelling?) and let's get Congress involved! They got into the feeding tube issue... why not pass emergency legislation declaring the Senate sub-committee on Ridiculous Matters the conservators of Britney's estate?

Next stop... THE U.N.!!

2408 days ago
20.

captain hashley    

so when are we going to hear about the congressional britney hearings? thats the next step right?

2408 days ago
21.

Fred    

Read the DOC's before you post, this is a well written brief and gives a lot of insight into what has happened to her.

2408 days ago
22.

Bubblebunny    

Lefty Lutfi is behind, in front of, next to and below this totally illogical BS.

2408 days ago
23.

Rappy    

Looks like my intuition was correct. Lutfi IS behind this -- he and Sands -- Sam needs Brit's money to pay Sands and is getting desperate... Here is the whole story at OK MAgazine

http://www.ok-magazine.com/news/view/4545

2408 days ago
24.

cheetos    

RETARD!

Is Jon Eardley related to Mark Kaplan? Or Paris Hilton? Or Alli Sims?!

2408 days ago
25.

anonymous    

Damn ,Sam has it out for the family doesn't he ?? The guy Kaplan hired/fired knows some dirty secrets and it's going to come out for the public to see and I have said this before we are going to be suprised...

2408 days ago
26.

msbness    

Odd, because Jon Eardley is a Cal Bar Attorney, offices shown in Whittier or S.M., who according to Lexis Nexis is only licensed to practice in Cal. No listing for an Eardley comes up for District of Columbia. I think this is bogus, and a feeble attempt to make some ching off Britney as usual. Some random questioning jurisdiction? Lame.

2408 days ago
27.

happy holiday season    

LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT, AN ATTORNEY IN NYC IS TRYING TO GET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO OVERRULE
THIS STATE AND COUNTIES JURISDICTION SO SHE CAN TAKE HER MEDICATION PROPERLY AND FIND HER WAY TO
STARBUCKS? WHY IS THIS LAWYERS ADDRESS IN WASHINGTON D.C.? ALSO, HOW CAN HE STATE THAT HE IS THE
ATTORNEY FOR BRIT-BRIT UNLESS HE WAS HIRED BY SOMEONE WHO HAS LEGAL AUTHORITY WITH HER? I DO HAVE
A SUGGESTION FOR BRITNEY, DONATE ALL YOUR MONEY TO THE JERRY LEWIS LABOR DAY TELETHON AND LET'S
SEE WHO HANGS AROUND THEN.

2408 days ago
28.

Me    

Finally...thank you, thank you, thank you. Get the girl back her civil rights. This is the USA, people are allowed lawyers here.

2408 days ago
29.

cheetos    

Just wondering!

How many other CREEPS will try to get their names in lights?

2408 days ago
30.

Michelle    

What is funny is that if Britney has NO contact or private contact with any attorney of her own choice, how in the H E LL does this attorney have access to such 'inside' information about Britney and her situation?

I think Sam, Sands & Grossman cooked this one up! And anyone else being burned by the conservator at this time. Awfully coincidental, don'tcha' think?

2408 days ago
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