Attorneys for Spears and her father James are expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday morning to give an update on the conservatorship. A hearing on a temporary restraining order barring Lutfi from having contact with the pop singer was also scheduled for Thursday. The order issued earlier this year required Lutfi to stay 250 yards away from Spears or her homes.
Lutfi represented one of the strangest twists in Spears' downward spiral earlier this year. The singer's mother accused Lutfi-who described himself as a friend and sometime manager-in court papers of keeping Spears a hostage in her own home, drugging her and taking over her finances.
A phone message left on Lutfi's cell phone was not immediately returned Wednesday evening. His publicist did not have an immediate comment when contacted by e-mail.
Lutfi was a fixture in Spears' life during a period when the star exhibited erratic behavior, including being photographed without underwear, shaving her head and occasionally looking dazed in public.
Spears' father has control over his 26-year-old daughter's personal life and finances.
That power negates the need for a restraining order against Lutfi since James Spears' role as conservator allows him to decide who sees his daughter, according to Ingham’s statement.
He serves as a court-appointed counsel representing Spears' interest in the ongoing conservatorship case.
"During the temporary conservatorship, the conservators have the power to insure that Lutfi will not harm Britney anymore," Ingham wrote.
Thursday's hearing had originally been scheduled to decide whether the conservatorship should be made permanent, but Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz decided weeks ago that she would instead consider other issues.
It is unclear how long Spears’ affairs will remain under her father's control, but Ingham wrote that he does not expect her feelings about Lutfi to change.
"If Mr. Lutfi makes any future attempt to contact Britney after the temporary conservatorship has concluded, Britney has made clear she will take all appropriate legal action," Ingham wrote.
Our sources say Britney Spears' hanger-on-er Sam Lutfi won't be legally restrained from getting his Brit fix, but it doesn't matter because she's over him.
We're told Brit's lawyers will not ask for a new restraining order when the existing one expires tomorrow. That's because Sammy boy ain't getting near Britney -- she wants nothing to do with him. The fact that daddy Jamie feels confident that Britney's mindset is stronger than any legal document is an affirmation of Sam's irrelevance.
So the hearing tomorrow will be short and sweet.