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Judge to Lindsay

'I'm Glad to See

You're Feeling Better'

1/30/2013 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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9:27 AM PT
-- Heller is currently inside the courthouse and is expected to come out to address the media ... because he can't help himself.

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Judge Stephanie Sautner couldn't help herself during Lindsay Lohan's hearing this AM, quipping, "I'm glad to see you're feeling better" -- referring to the fact that she was almost a no-show because her doctor said she had an upper respiratory infection -- which apparently didn't get in the way of her shopping spree last Saturday.

Lindsay reluctantly told the judge in her criminal case she's down with saying goodbye to longtime lawyer Shawn Holley ... and put her fate in the hands of New York attorney Mark Heller, who arrived to court today with a rabbit's foot on his bag for good luck.

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A sleepy Lindsay hesitated when Judge Sautner asked if she was comfortable with the change.  Lindsay qualified her answer by telling the judge she was OK with it today, but the judge wanted to know about today and tomorrow ... Lindsay said it was.

Judge Sautner gave Heller permission to rep Lindsay in the lying-to-cops case and Heller then tried to turn on the charm, telling the judge they had a NYC connection since she was once a Big Apple detective.  The judge fired back that flattery would get him nowhere fast.

The judge also laid down the ominous fact -- that Lindsay could be found not guilty in the lying case, and her probation in the jewelry case could still be violated since the standard of proof is lower.

The Judge set March 1 as the next hearing.

FYI -- for whoever cares, Lindsay wore Chanel to court today with Celine shades ... and Louboutins on her feet, obviously.

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451.

Zambonie    

She is so stupid
This guy will be billing her for travel time
But since she probably has no intention of paying him
I guess it doesn't really matter

544 days ago
452.

VictoriaGirl    

This judge needs to be taken off this case and replaced with a judge that has some balls. Get Judge Judy, she'd put lowhan in jail for as long as the law would allow.

544 days ago
453.

Zambonie    

Man, there's no way to stop this thing from auto playing and it un-mutes itself every page reload

544 days ago
454.

troy    

wtf is taking so long is her pathetic excuse for a lawyer eating out the judge, or?

544 days ago
455.

Peshi    

That gal Shawn Holley is a lucky, lucky girl.
Wish her a nice and bright day. She surely will have one.

544 days ago
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Reinita425    

This was a mess!!! My heart goes out to LiLo now that she has a bozo lawyer at her side haha...

544 days ago
457.

Jody    

I hope these judges are happy. It is because of them that Lindsay has such a sense of entitlement about her.

544 days ago
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Lucky_130    

My belief is this is with this new used car salesman lawyer, and Sautner and Holley leaving, this is a set up for Lindsay to do some real time. She will not skate, and the people will finally get what they want.

544 days ago
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Reinita425    

This was a mess!!!!! My heart goes out to LiLo now that she has a bozo lawyer at her side haha

544 days ago
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21stcent    

So that's it. Hello come back in March?
How anticlimatic!

544 days ago
461.

Firefly    

The Heller Rat is probably up on an upper floor looking down at all the media and drinking it all in. He's making them wait while he gets his ego fix. His group is also probably telling him he looked and acted like fcken idiot in the court. So he's just going over what lies he's going to tell. And promising them he'll try to tone it down. Fat chance!

544 days ago
462.

Woot    

You don't have to be my age (52) to remember what REAL stars were back in the day. Is this the best we've got now?

544 days ago
463.

janet    

Lohan didn't dodge anything. She knew this was just going to be to set a trial date. If she didn't fire Holley she wouldn't have to have appeared.


Can the bags under her eyes get any darker. She looks like hell and it ain't from being sick.

544 days ago
464.

Columbo    

She hired this clown so she can file an appeal after verdict on grounds of chit ty lawyering.

544 days ago
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cooky_doe    

In New York we call it Oy Vey what a sleazebag! But he prolly reminds Linds of her dad with all his bs posturing.

544 days ago
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