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Britney/Shakespeare -- Kill Lawyers

3/10/2008 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsIn a stunning development, Britney Spears and Bill Shakespeare have something in common -- they both want to kill all the lawyers.

The custody case is back in court this morning, and Brit's lawyer will make a frontal attack on the lawyers on both sides of the case. We know the firm that just quit the case -- Trope and Trope -- has billed Brit more than $600,000 in legal fees over the last five months they repped her. And K-Daddy's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, has billed half a mil over the last four months. The court has already ruled Brit has to pay MVK's "reasonable" attorney's fees.

We're told it's going to get hot in court. There's been a theory for a long time -- some divorce lawyers use the pain of a split to fleece clients and keep the dispute alive when it should be settled. Whether true or not in this case, we're told that's what Brit's lawyer will argue.

One of the points will be that multiple lawyers on both sides have appeared for every hearing and it's just to jack up the bill.

Stay tuned ...

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raggedy    

She deserves everything

2204 days ago
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Obama is a Socialist!    

1st B!tches

2228 days ago
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Grandmother Lohan    

kill all celebrities

2228 days ago
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Tara    

#3 - go away. everyone here already knows that millionaire site is nothing but hackers and viruses.......

2228 days ago
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Really?    

No, she is so not getting screwed! She deserved this. She is the one that could not get her crap together and she was constantly dragging them back to court trying to get more time with the kids or whatever when she would not even comply with the court orders! And as for the attorney's showing up for every court appearance to jack up the price is stupid! If they haden't been there it would have seemed like they were pawning it off on some inexperienced "kid" and that they didn't care. And this being such a high profile case they should have been there! She is getting everythig she deserves. Yes, she has problems. And no, the bipolar has never been confirmed by a medical professional. And she does nothing but waste taxpayers money. So why should she get a break?!?!?!

2228 days ago
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Mik    

"It's a world of laughter A world ot tears ,It's a world of hope and a world of fear's .Thare's so much that we share that it's time we're aware..It's a small worls after all ,It's a smal world after all"

2228 days ago
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Bubblebunny    

I work for lawyers. I can categorically tell you that ALL lawyers OVERBILL, and OVERESTIMATE their trial and other abilities. I've been doing this for 20 years as a Temp, because it pays me more to be a Legal Secretary Temp, than work steadily for 1 lawyer. They blow up and can some chick, and I slide (!) right in.

2228 days ago
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John Zahaitis    

She deserves everything she is being billed for !!!

2228 days ago
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debeers    

Yeah she's been taken to the cleaners........and she still is.........it's funny how Pa is golfing with the Kdeadbeat on sunday and is in court complaining about Kdeadbeat's attorney as if Kd has nothing to do with what his attorney's are doing.........or is Pa going to claim that Kd has bipolar too!!!!!! What about the commish, he's gone along with any and all requests by the attorneys on the divorce and custody case........

2228 days ago
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devils_advocate    

For half a mil she is. lets hope the judge has some sense and reduces it somewhat.

2228 days ago
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AlecsMom    

Britney is getting "screwed" by herself. She has demonstrated that she is an unfit mother. Hasn't every court hearing in the past several months related to her parenting skills or lack thereof? Frankly, that's her fault and while I hope she is not being shafted, I can well believe that Kaplan has gone to incredible lengths to get testimony in the custody case.

2228 days ago
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Jennyluvme2    

Everybody has breakdown some points in there lifem TMZ you need to pick a new job along with everyone else that has there life set around stars.. Leave them alone its there life.... its getting annoying............. She is young ans she needs to make mastakes..... you only make everything worse by putting it all over the net and in mags..........

2228 days ago
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Angry Democrat 'Sky Blu' from LMFAO attack GOP Romney on Purpose .    

Again:
Investigate kaplan (k fed lawyer) for defaming britney (via - sands) and making her pay his very high fees.
Also Investigate adnan,sands, lufti for illegally selling photos of britney.

2228 days ago
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Really?    

Jennyluvme2...
Well that's what she gets for putting herself out there. Yes, everybody makes mistakes. But she could have tried to make them right a long time ago. But no, she was constantly making mistakes. And what? Now wer're supposed to feel sorry for her? Not me! Yes, everyone makes mistakes and has to pay for them. And most people learn from them sooner rather than later, espcially when it comes to kids. But not her. She kept making the same mistakes and then some. I don't believe she deserves to get off easy. Maybe this will teach her a lesson! And then she'll know how the taxpayers feel watching our money get thrown away on nonsense for her selfish needs.

2228 days ago
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Carolyn A-B    

The American Bar Association supports these ridiculous billings. You better believe it.

2228 days ago
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