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Brit Wants K-Fed to Pull His Load (insert joke)

3/10/2008 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The lawyer for the Brit conservatorship is arguing as we speak to slash K-Daddy's legal bills and is asking the judge to make Federleezy pay at least a portion of the bill himself.

Stacy Phillips told Commissioner Scott Gordon that Kaplan is entitled to $150,000 -- $175,000 tops -- for his legal bills over the last four months. Kaplan told the Commish he wants between $400,000 and $500,000.

The court has already ordered Brit to pay Kevin's "reasonable" attorney's fees. Phillips argued K-Fed is not that hurtin' for cash -- noting he goes to parties and throws around $2,000 tips, spends $20,000 in jewelry and uses his credit card like a motha.

Kaplan told the judge he and his partner, Jim Simon, bill around $600 an hour, claiming, "I believe we are under market for the package you get when you hire our firm." Phillips blanched, claiming it was totally unnecessary for both lawyers to attend all the court hearings.

The judge just threw reporters out of the courtroom and closed the hearing.

Stay tuned ...

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