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Britney Screwed Every Which Way

3/7/2008 4:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Talk about screwed up -- Britney Spears is having to pay her new lawyer big bucks for challeging another lawyer's bill.

Our sources tell us, Stacy Phillips, Brit's lawyer du jour, took K-Fed's deposition this past Monday. Phillips grilled Federleze like a cheeseburger, asking him about ... his lawyer's bill! That's right, Mark Vincent Kaplan is asking for a cool half mil for repping K-Daddy these past five months and he wants Brit to pay. We're told Phillips will challenge that bill in court on Monday.

We're also told Phillips deposed MVK (last Tuesday), along with his former publicist, Michael Sands (last Wednesday) about precisely the same issue -- the reasonableness of Kaplan's fee.

We haven't been able to find out how much Britney will have to pay Phillips, but are you getting the irony?

Here's what's really ironic. When disso-queen Laura Wasser left the case, Britney had 50/50 custody. Since then, she lost custody, lost visitation and basically has squat -- and it could cost her more than a million bucks in legal fees.

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Liz    

I cannot feel sorry for her. She got herself into this mess when she married Kfed!

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just me    

Britney's father and the probate judge in the conservatorship case has already very effectively assured K-Fed victory in the custody case. Britney has been adjudicated totally incompetent, in effect determining that she is unable to feed herself, unable to cloth herself, unable to manage her financial responsibilities, unable to make legal decisions, and unable to manage her day-to-day activities. And that adjudication has just been extended to the end of July and possibly beyond when it is reviewed again. The child custody case is effectively roadkill. It is over, done for, washed-up, finished, kaput! No family court judge will ever allow Britney to regain joint custody of her children while she is adjudicated totally incompetent and needing a guardian, aka conservator. Pa Spears has sunk that dadgum boat!

Come back to challenge K-Fed after July if the conservatorship ends then, or come back to challenge K-Fed when the conservatorship does end and when Britney has a clean bill of mental health in hand from the conservatorship judge. And if Britney's father can get off the sauce he might even be a genuine help to her by then. People say Pa Spears is "on the wagon," but no alcoholic who has abstained from the sauce for more than a week has bloodshot eyes like those of his unless they are nipping the sauce daily again.

2386 days ago
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news    

Her Lawyer should get 2cent

2386 days ago
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notafanofnasty    

Britney Bitch made her bed......

2386 days ago
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Nor Cal Reader    

The way things are going it won't be long before Mark V. Kaplan has to depose himself, and then charge Britney for it.

2386 days ago
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Justme    

She wouldnt have all these fees if she had just stayed home and worked on trying to get her kids back. Instead, she chose to make an a$$ of herself and now she is paying in more ways than one.

2386 days ago
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debeers    

NOW TO YA'LL GET THE MEANING TO 'YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME'

SHE'S BEEN THE BREAD WINNER FOR ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS, STARTING WITH FAMILY, THEN DEADBEAT HUBBY, THEN DIVORCE LAWYERS, THEN CONSERVATOR LAWYERS, HER PA, AND A COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY AND NOW MORE DOCTORS................GEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, MAYBE THE SONG SHOULD HAVE BEEN "YOU KEEP RAPING ME"................

2386 days ago
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PS NY    

Ironic that she had custody, and when she lost it she racked up huge bills? Not really. I am glad that she is getting help and doing better, but SHE lost custody herself, with all her disturbing behavior. Now sadly, she will have to pay, in more ways than financially to prove she is a fit parent. It is a bitter lesson, but her children are much better off now that she is receiving help, and able to be with them. I seriously doubt she would have been able to pull herself from that spiral without the intervention of the courts and her parents.

2386 days ago
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lynnx    

ummm--didn't she bring all this upon herself? not feeling sorry for her in the least, even if she is bi-polar.

2386 days ago
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Liz    

#1 Just Me - Has it ever occured to you that Pappa Spears may just be worn out from taking care of his out of control daughter and that is probably why the man's eyes are blood shot! Pappa Spears has been clean & sober for years!

2386 days ago
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Angry Democrat 'Sky Blu' from LMFAO attack GOP Romney on Purpose .    

Follow Up:
Kaplan(k fed lawayer) should be investigated by the Bar ,
not only did he hire Sands to defame britney but britney has to pay his large,large fees. Also adnan, sands, lufti should be investiagted for selling photos of britney that she did not authorize.

2386 days ago
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babygirl    

hey just me #1 you took my name and just to let people know this is the real just me and no I did not print that.

2386 days ago
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Something smells fishy...    

Someone should challenge Kaplan. Every time you look up he's running into court like a little whiney bitch. I bet if Kevin were paying the bills himself, this guy wouldn't be such a fierce advocate on his behalf, because he knows KFed doesnt have the kind of money Britney has. But since Britney's footing the bill, he is no better than the other vultures--he's trying to milk the cow dry too!

2386 days ago
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just me    

2:22PM by Dallas

So you believe that? Wanna buy a bridge?

2386 days ago
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Lucy    

she shouldn't be responsible for Federleze's attorney's bill!

2386 days ago
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