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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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there will not be any $$$$ left after all the lawyers get a cut

2440 days ago


She will be broke by Christmas with all the hands on her cash.

2440 days ago


49. 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!!!

Posted at 7:18PM on Feb 14th 2008 by taffy


Is that what you want? Her dead? Is that what it takes for some people to wake up and realize she is mentally incapable of making day-to-day decisions on her well being, her children's well being and more.... she is a child in an adult body right now... and it will be months before she is capable again... if ever.

2440 days ago


This is just crazy - how many more people are going to try and get 15mins out of this poor girl.
X17 reported that Sands filed papers at the LA court to move the case to a federal court, but the court just filed them. So now they went to an NY court. I bet the court will smell their scent a mile off......

2440 days ago


Lacks standing. It will be thrown out.

2440 days ago


Of course this sleazy personal injury lawyer from DC or NY (whichever it is) wants a piece of the pie. No doubt Dirty Samchez is behind this one! He can't take the fact that he lost his money train. He isn't man enough to even accept the restraining order. Hiding out, talking trash and hiring sleazy lawyers to try and get back in her life! SLEAZE I TELL YOU. And that Sands guy should rot in hell with him!

2440 days ago


Eardley is a CA attorney, you can check it out at the CA Bar website. He's a sleaze, but he is an attorney.

2440 days ago


Read Exhibit "A"

Real subject of interest -- "Mr. Wallet" foclmao ~~~~~~ ~!!!!!!

I love it, John Eardley, the most famous barrsiter in Englsih history.

Some smart law students had fun today! TMZ, you wish you were reputable, don't ya?

2440 days ago


NY Attorney at 7:10 pm has it mostly on target but Eardley and the Weiss guy happen to be co-counsel on the class action suit NY Attorney mentions. (This class action has to do with alleged harm from Bisphenol, a component of baby bottles, etc.) Weiss' address as given on the class action complaint is identical to the NY address given for/by Jon Eardley on the Spears' filing. Is it possible that Lutfi has too much time on his hands and fills up his idle hours filling out forms? Someone with access ought to check and see if these Spears papers have actually been filed anywhere close to a Federal court.

2440 days ago


Where's the bar number on the signature block? Eh????

Where's the CA address on the complaint?

2440 days ago

April Fouels    


2440 days ago


Oh My God, another on the bandwagon looking for 15 minutes of fame. Incredible and absolutely no legal standing at all. But then it figures, this a**hole shoots so much crap out his mouth (Sands) I was agast when I saew his "press conference" 17 minutes of my life and I still can make out what message he is trying to convey, well, except for bashing his ex-wife and letting the whole world knowing the mother of his son is Bipolar (he probably drove her crazy by talking so muc sh*t). Her daddy seems to be doing a good job, and the further Osamana and Sands stay away the better. Im not a Britney fan, but things have changed for the better. If Osama is so insistent in thinking he's her saviou, then let him get served and show up in court and make his pleae with the judge. What's he scared of? He's admitted to giving her drugs, so if Sands is so a PR as he makes himself out to be, why can't they produce prescriptions for those meds he gave her. Im sure she's on mood stabilizers and taking her meds. Just not the meds osamana was giving her. But let see what Sands puuls out his bag of tricks next, I mean the guy has friends in high places according to himself, Military, FBI, governement, etc., so why is he afraid for Osamana to get served PERJURY PERHAPS?

2440 days ago


It seems like more spin to me.

Yes, file a motion alleging all kinds of deprivation of constitutional rights so that “the public” will say … “well there MIGHT be some truth in it.”

I think we have all seen the PLANTED stories about Britney asking people (and YES, children) to make phone calls for her.
We also can actually see that she is not driving, but maybe it’s because of the medications she is on.

The only “friend” she can not see is Sam Lutfi because of the restraining order.

I would like to know how anyone knows what is going on in her household, with the exception of Adnan, and I doubt that he gave this information to Michael Sands or Sam Lutfi.

2440 days ago

April Fouels    


2440 days ago


Finally! Her civil rights are absolutely being violated. I thought CA was supposed to be so pro-civil rights, this case is anything but. I think this judge has an ax to grind.

2440 days ago
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