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State Court May Have Lost Britney Jurisdiction

2/15/2008 7:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's the craziest thing we've ever heard, but it's probable the State court has lost jurisdiction in the Britney Spears conservatorship case.

Sources at the L.A. County Superior Court tell TMZ, "It's possible jurisdiction has shifted to the U.S. Federal District Court." How, you ask? Well yesterday, a lawyer filed legal papers in federal court asking a judge to seize control of the conservatorship case on grounds Britney was at great risk in the L.A. County Court system.

The sources say just by filing the paperwork, the federal court probably has obtained jurisdiction. We know that sounds bizarre, but legal experts tell us that is indeed what has happened.

A well-placed source in the L.A. County Court system says even if the federal court has jurisdiction, they believe the conservatorship and all orders are still in effect, but no further orders can be made or modified unless and until a federal judge kicks it back to the state.

Crazy, Crazy, Crazy. Stay tuned.

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91.

just wondering    

Constitutional Law Attorney...thankyou for clarification...no wonder the elderly love the 1932 version, I'm sure they all taught their kids the 1944 version.....well then folks CASE CLOSED!!! hahahaha

2442 days ago
92.

Party 'till you die!    

Only this idiot of her caliber could make things this monumentally STUPID! One thing is for sure, she is the World's BIGGEST Drama Queen! But since this is being taken to a national stage now, I suspect she will soon get back to her normal schedule of meltdowns. But I am pissed about being a non-Cali taxpayer who knows that everyone else is now paying for her stupidity! So if we are now all going to be forced to pay for her actions, I demand her to put on a good show of freaking out again! She is sure to not let us down in this area! Too bad for her not trying this for her kids. Boo hoo. It just shows he priorities. So, as a tax payer, give us a spectacle of what a World Class Idiot you can be! And make it good!

2442 days ago
93.

BEAN    

Kelli--------GO AWAY

2442 days ago
94.

whoever    

I thought whoever filed the papers had to have some sort of standing (interest, part in) in the case. For example, I couldn't be heard by a court in a case involving someone I had no delaings with. Who filed these papers and what do they have to do with ther or her case.This doesn't sound right at all.

2442 days ago
95.

checking facts    

46. Even if the federal courts get jurisdiction, this could blow up in DIRTY SAMCHEZ's face. He is ducking being served. The federal court isn't going to take that one lightly. At some point, the court will get fed up with his constant meddling and possibly hold him in contempt. Let his A$$ sit in a jail cell for a lil while so the real people can take care of Britney. She is doing better. Sure she may not be able to freely go out and kill herself. But, in the end, she will end up living instead of being another dead celebrity at the hands of a psychopath.

Posted at 6:03PM on Feb 15th 2008 by BMan

You are so right BMan, this is hilarious. Lutfi and Adnan are on hot coals now and they didn't even see it coming. :-) Oh boy, watch the Feds move on those two now that he involved them. They better wave goodbye and hitch up their britches, the party's gonna get rough for them and they were too stupid to know what would happen.

2442 days ago
96.

dooie    

My sweet grandmother would always laugh so hard when us kids would sing the Bean Song to her.....brings back nice memories!

2442 days ago
97.

jackie    

This is really absurd on so many levels. This is not filed based on civil rights, they got it in with an FDA loophole and it makes me crazy that ANYONE can just file on this and get involved. I seriously question the motives, we all know it was Sam/Sands. I think Sam should shut up, take his restraining order, put his wounded ego away and back off. More money more crap for the family to deal with, most importantly more confusion for Britney Spears.

2442 days ago
98.

dooie    

Of course that was back in the 60's when singing a song about farting was about as scandalous as things got :)

2442 days ago
99.

Cici    

Just another perfect example of how very impaired Britney's decision making may be. The only people benefiting from her actions are the lawyers, IMO. I hope someone is fighting for the long term financial securit of her boys. It may be that at the rate she is wasting money on expensive lawyers and court expenses, there will be little money left for her children.

2442 days ago
100.

dabesq    

Come on Harvey Levin . You should know better. Jurisdiction isn't created in Federal Court just by filing a claim. I guess since you started this trash web site you have forgotten anything you learned in law school.

2442 days ago
101.

efromGA    

Is anyone not at great risk, in the L.A. County Court system?

2442 days ago
102.

Me    

100. Just another perfect example of how very impaired Britney's decision making may be. The only people benefiting from her actions are the lawyers, IMO. I hope someone is fighting for the long term financial securit of her boys. It may be that at the rate she is wasting money on expensive lawyers and court expenses, there will be little money left for her children.

Posted at 6:58PM on Feb 15th 2008 by She Is No Better

It is not Brit wasting money on lawyers, she ish't even allowed to talk to one. It is her dad, he's employed no less than 5 lawyers this week. i hope the court tells him he has to start paying out of his own pockets for his lawyers...it is so wrong that brit has to pay for his greedy dealings.

2442 days ago
103.

jackie    

Throwing tomatoes at Neil...

2442 days ago
104.

whoever    

mary b: She has proven that she is incapable of handling herself and has a dignosis of a mental illness. do you think that her family should have just sat by and observed her going down the tubes? Due to her enatl illness and extremely poor judgement, she already lost her kids and, for all practical purposes her career. Next would have been her money due to her manic spending on cars, houses, clothes (but not personal securuity???). Then it would have been her life or she would have endind up killing someone with her dangerous driving. I pray that, If I ever get in that condition, my amily will step in and rescue me.

2442 days ago
105.

NOT a lawyer    

I know Jamie.....obviously not too well. He is doing the right things right now. And his heart is in the right place. You are misled if you think otherwise

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