Britney’s conservators have filed legal documents requesting judge Reva Goetz order Brit’s ex-manager, Sam Lutfi, to pay them $121k in legal fees for work they did obtaining a restraining order that prevented Lutfi from contacting Britney, reports RadarOnline.com
Britney’s team was awarded this amount back when they successfully obtained a restraining order against Lutfi several years ago. The restraining order that forbid Lutfi to contact Britney or her children, expired in March.
According to the court docs “although the requested fees and costs may be greater than is typically associated with the grant of restraining orders, this was a complex and highly contested matter…The Court held six days of hearings involving eight live witnesses, the introduction of scores of exhibits into evidence and extensive oral arguments, including issues of law as well as closing arguments…The Co-Conservators respectfully request that the Court award reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees in the amount of $114,552.90 against Lutfi.”
The conservators renewed their request because “the Court declined to rule on the matter of attorneys’ fees with respect to Lutfi and Eardley until the resolution of their respective appeals. As the matters on appeal have since been resolved, the Co-Conservators hereby renew their motions for attorneys’ fees with respect to Lutfi and Eardley.”
Meanwhile, Jason Trawick recently met with the judge concerning the conservatorship to get the OK to become Brit’s conservator over her personal affairs.
“This is the natural step because Britney’s dad, Jamie, hasn’t lived with Britney in almost two years. Britney has been living with Jason and her two sons in a rental house for almost a year-and-a-half,” a source told Radar. “The hearing for Trawick to formally be appointed as Brit’s conservator is scheduled to take place next week.”
Lutfi’s lawsuit against Britney and her parents is scheduled to go to trial this fall for breach of contract and defamation. The hearing for Team Spears’ request for the attorneys’ fees is scheduled for June 20, 2012.