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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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31.

tm    

Unbelievable. Jon Eardley is just another idiot looking for his 15 minutes of fame. Shame on him for filing this waste of the Court's time.

2350 days ago
32.

Bubblebunny    

The slob who wrote it is now masquerading as the Elusive "JOE" who warns up to "read before you post". Intellectually Offensive Bottom of the Classer. (Howdy Doody College of Law) The Intellectuals AND the"Just Folks" here are smarter than you-Lutfi, and you'd better GET A DAMN CLUE.

2350 days ago
33.

Kate    

I read the complaint, it is not a brief.

Basically, it's based on 1. Brit's lack of privacy, something easily proven in any court that she does not covet; 2. the deprivation of her ability to actively participate in her custody matter, something she has rsteadfastly efused to do for months; and 3. her inability to secure counsel of her choosing, however, she cdid hose her all of her attorneys, they simply have all chosen to wihtdraw. Why? Because she is incompetent to adequately assist counsel in her own defense.

Ergo, that is why she is under a conservatorship. That, and that she is unable to actively assist in her own healthcare and in managing her corporations.

The solution is not to lift the conservatorship, to meet the constitutional standard argued, if it uphel, the solution is to commit Spears.

2350 days ago
34.

Tennis Chick    

HEY "JOE" ( AKA LUFTI OR SANDS)-

THIS IS A WELL WRITTEN BRIEF PER YOUR CONVERSATIONS WITH JON EARDLEY,ESQ? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

CA JUDGE WON'T BE ALLOWING THIS BRIEF TO CHANGE ANYTHING!

NICE TRY MONEY EXTORNTIONISTS!!!!! Ya'LL better go get real jobs BECAUSE THEIR IS A NEW SHERIFF (TEAM SPEARS) IN TOWN WITH POWERFUL, R E P U T A B L E, EXPERIENCED LAWYERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2350 days ago
35.

Me    

17. 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.






Posted at 6:47PM on Feb 14th 2008 by FlyonTheWallTZM@aol.com

I so agree...so nice to see an intelligent comment here and so nice to know something might be done about this crazy travesty. I can't believe they can effectively ban her from getting legal advice indefinitely....scarey stuff.

2350 days ago
36.

Bubbymommy    

Sam and his little lackey, Michael Sands are definitely behind this. I read on another site that they are the ones that put this NY lawyer up to this. Whatever happens in this action, Sam's reputation has been so totally destroyed that he won't be able to operate as before, and will probably be on the receiving end of physical attacks, to put it mildly! He is still under the impression that he can somehow turn his "image" around but it's too late. Everyone already knows him for the evil that he is. Every stunt like this that he pulls, he just makes himself look worse!!!

2350 days ago
37.

Bubblebunny    

All of the "Dirty Little Secrets" in the world that Kaplan digs up can't hide the fact that Lutfi is a proven Bottom Feeder and Hanger On, with a record.

2350 days ago
38.

NY attorney    

These papers are fraudulent. There is no Jon Eardley, Esq. in New York State according to the New York State Bar Association Registry available at http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/attorney/AttorneySearch

Also, the name and address were clearly stolen from proceedings posted online at http://www.jpma.org/cfincludes/Resources/BPA/BISPHENOL-ACOMPLAINT.pdf

The address listed for Mr. Eardley in these fake papers is that of his opposing counsel in the Ganjei case. No attorney would misstate his own address, nor would he file papers without standing or a retainer agreement. As Ms. Spears is not legally allowed to hire a new attorney without her conservator's permission, Mr. Eardley cannot be retained by Ms. Spears and cannot file papers on her behalf.

2350 days ago
39.

elle MAE    

Flyonthewall.. Its elle. I agree britney needs better representation . If britney could have hired Gloria allred shes kicks ass!! But unfortunatly she's been obtained to represent an x bodyguard of Brit. Someone that totally takes care of her clients. Elle in Louisiana

2350 days ago
40.

Hidden bedroom cam 4FREE    

Poor Brit. She must feel like the couple with they're home security system on the internet. People watching constantly. How scary.

2350 days ago
41.

Kate    

I read the complaint, it is not a brief.

Basically, it's based on 1. Brit's lack of privacy, something easily proven in any court that she does not covet; 2. the deprivation of her ability to actively participate in her custody matter, something she has steadfastly refused to do for months; and 3. her inability to secure counsel of her choosing, however, she did chose her all of her attorneys, they simply have each chosen to withdraw.

Why?

Because she is incompetent to adequately assist counsel in her own defense.

Ergo, that is why she is currently under a conservatorship. That, and that she is unable to actively assist in her own healthcare and in managing her corporations.

To meet the constitutional standard argued,the solution is not to lift the conservatorship, the solution is to have Spears committed.

It is my guess that Lufti is using an old power of attorney to retain this new counsel.

2350 days ago
42.

Janelle    

WTF??? These guys are not even related to her and they want to take over her life!!!!!! No way, someone please help this girl. WHERE ARE HER PARENTS?????? WHY don't they get their act together and protect their daughter's health, rights and fortune??????? This makes me sick.

2350 days ago
43.

Bubblebunny    

#35 is written by a REAL lawyer. I can tell by the bad typing. The concept of the piece is intelligently written, however, they are notoriously poor and lazy typists....

2350 days ago
44.

sh    

Confined to her home????? Shopping with her mom and going to the dance studio is confined????? Yes she needs a security guard and oh yes she doesn't need to be operating a motor vehicle!!!!!!!! Her dad is doing what he feels is necessary at this moment, and along comes this knucklehead lawyer from D.C. who thinks he knows the answers. Not having access to her money is a good thing too...she doesn't need all of those cars and she most certainly shouldn't be out at 2am with her "so-called friends"!!!!!!

2350 days ago
45.

Honey Carlson    

Please leave this girl alone!!!!! Blood is thicker than water.....Let her parents take care of her....

2350 days ago
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