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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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Michelle    

There's no doubt in my mind that O-Sam-A Lufti is behind this---who else? The loser has lost all control and access to lots of money and he's mad as hell. He'll fail here, just as he has failed in everything else he does.

2261 days ago
47.

Jan    

Sam in going down!!! It is obvious Britney is happier and doing more productive activities than she was doing while under oSAMa's control.

2261 days ago
48.

I Smell A Rat    

Came home from work today (another East Coast law firm) to read my email and someone had sent me a link to this. Haven't had such a good laugh in a very long time. Listen, folks - just because you write a brief and file a case doesn't mean it actually makes any sense or holds up in court. This guy is citing the FDA as basis? BWHAHAHA!! If I ever run across Mr. Eardley I'll buy him a drink for sheer creativity. The law clerks for the judge this is assigned to are gonna have such fun with this one! Ahh, those were the days.... Thanks for the laugh, guys! :-)

2261 days ago
49.

moi_here    

Eardley is a sleazeball. He works out of his home (nice home, but still...) and chases cases against big plaintiffs, even where there is no real case. He's the worst of the worst, no shame. Poor Britney!

2261 days ago
50.

sable    

Its about time somebody steps up!! Her civil rights are being taken away! she's not on her DEATHBED OR DEAD!! And thats what her family are acting like she is!!!

2261 days ago
51.

sickofKate    

Just a little ambulance chaser looking for 15 minutes of fame. Loser!

2261 days ago
52.

me    

If her so called friend relly liked her, he would leave her be. She will end up dead, being chasd by cameras. Her family actualy care more for her than anyone

2261 days ago
53.

He's just another Idiot    

Just as I thought nothing could be nuttier than this whole Britney Fiasco, another A-Hole, shyster lawyer comes out of the woodwork for his 15 minutes of fame and his hands on Britney's money. Why hasn't that Sam idiot been arrested? He stole Britney's valuables, gave her drugs, tried to take over her life, etc. Now he wants to sue her ??? He really is a nasty THUG, isn't he? Hang in there, Papa Spears, seems you are the only one who can take care of her. The lowlife deadbeats are trying to get at her. Lock her up if you have to, to keep them away from her.

2261 days ago
54.

Michelle    

This attorney--Jon Eardley-- will lose all credibility (he couldn't have much now if he is working with Osama) and become a laughing stock in the legal profession for such a frivolous, ridiculous waste of the court's time.

2261 days ago
55.

Kate    

FYI John Eardley was on the most famous barrsiters of all time.... in the the 1700's !!! FOCLMAO

2261 days ago
56.

Kate    

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57.

brenda    

she should stay right beside her family and tell them she wants nothing to do with the leaches sam and that arab.

2261 days ago
58.

Rappy    

Read this MTV article..... even more detail on Sam and Sands.... a couple made in hell IMO

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1581619/20080214/spears_britney.jhtml

2261 days ago
59.

lady48cat    

I'm sorry but this is like watching the daytime soap. But I to would like to know how someone in another st.ate can into this.

2261 days ago
60.

Kate    

TMZ.... YOU'VE *******BEEN ***************************** HAD !!!!!!!!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Eardley_Wilmot

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