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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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#54 Google images for a pic of the Barrister Jon Earley . Freaky.....funny lookin' dude.

2442 days ago


If you Google john eardley, it comes up with some famous English barrister (lawyer) from the 1700's. If you go to, which is a nationwide lawyers directory, search for his name. I searched in New York, D.C., and California and did not find any listing of any eardley's at all. Could be this is fake? If so, don't you dudes have fact checkers? Ha

2442 days ago

On Dad's Side    

NY Lawyer is right (#38)... there's something definitely WRONG here. That IS the address of his opposing counsel in another case, and the Motion to Remove (which is technically what this is) is badly written. Motions to Remove to USDC are usually a matter of jurisdiction and don't include a bunch of BS like this, anthough they do cite constitutional or federal laws to show cause to remove, as this one does. Obviously an attorney was involved in drafting this, but the question is WHO.

Should be interesting when the news breaks that this is a bogus filing... and the real Jon Eardley is going to be PISSED!!!!

Also notice that the doc says that "Eardley" is representing Brit...

2442 days ago


This has to be a gag! Was it the conservator, as claimed, or was it the MEDIA depriving Britney of her civil rights? Out of all of this will hopefully come some anti-stalking laws and privacy laws that will temper the rabid cannibalization of Britney by a bunch of losers. The paps should be videod and have their sketchy stories checked out.

I'm pullin' for Brit!!

2442 days ago

April Fouels    

FOUND IT............... http//

2442 days ago

Hillbilly Harry    

Thank you SAM! Let's face it, we've missed Britney's boobies. Only SAM can bring those babies back to the wild! He will not stop until she's free to be topless in public!

God bless you Sam!

2442 days ago

show me the $$    

The more I read about these two characters (Lutfi and Sands), the more they come off like nut jobs. You can’t just come in off the street and file a legal paper on another person’s behalf. They have no legal standing in Britney’s affairs. They are on the outside looking in, and they can’t find a crack to slide through to get back in. Let them file all the papers they want; they’ll all get tossed out.

2442 days ago

what a hoot    

Sam is probably trying to do everything so that the conservators don't unconver how much money he stole from her with the help of the "business manager"

2442 days ago


Sam will do anything not to lose his money tree - THE BRITANY TREE. Anywhere he has to take this case, he will - he is not going to let go of control over here and her assets. If he did, he might actually have to go to work and he doesn't want to do that.

2442 days ago


83. Jon?... It's Sam, Just do what I tell you to do and we'll all be RICH! ...I dunno Sam.....Jon! Look what I did for Kev and Shar!...I dunno Sam...Jon! Listen to me! I've been talking to Hyde and Area, they said they will pay us Big Bucks if we keep this up! We can host another "Paris Birthday Party" with Alli, me,you,Kaplan,Sands.. you know the whole gang!...I dunno Sam, I'm supposed to be in the ER tonight to see if I can get a few injury cases...
Posted at 7:52PM on Feb 14th 2008 by cheetos
LMAO . Keep up the goo work!!!!

To all of you who think her rights are being violated. Please send me your thoughts on what human rights violations are..

Britney' rights are being protected by the court WHILE they decide whether she is ok or not. The conservatorship has been extended pending the court lawyers eval. Duh! She can't hire lawyers, but she has one appointed for her. And pops, bro and the 2 lawyers have to account for everything. Furthermore, she's not locked up - she's being protected from Sam (and the paps). Maybe you guys just liked it when Sam was around. Must be somehting wrong if you can't recognise how this "healthier" lifestyle is going to be good for her...........

2442 days ago

April Fouels eardly law offices west michigan

2442 days ago


So many lawyers wanting to see their name in print.

2441 days ago


If Britney's parents were trying to protect her, they would have taken all that money she has and got her THE BEST lawyer in the state of California.... not some "court appointed" lawyer.

They are also just postponing all the psych evals so they can keep control of her. Wasn't she psychologically evaluated on that first 5150 72 hour hold.... what the hell were the docs doing in there with her, getting autographs?? They released her so they had to have evaluated her... what were those results????

2441 days ago

just my input    

is she still talking inher british accent?

2441 days ago


# 62 Yes her rights are being violated. She has a bi-polar. She has not been ruled mentally incapacitated! Big difference. No body whats to see her dead, but she does deserve her civil rights!!!

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