Britney's mom, Lynne Spears, is asking a judge to dismiss all of former manager Sam Lutfi's allegations of libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to new reports.
Lutfi claims Lynne defamed him in her book Through The Storm and irreparably damaged his reputation.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Zaven V. Sinanian rejected claims that Lutfi was legally "libel-proof;" meaning someone whose reputation has been permanently tarnished by published statements.
"My opinion is that a prima facie case has been made in this circumstance," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Zaven V. Sinanian said after hearing a motion filed by Lynne to dismiss all of Lutfi's allegations.
Sinanian did take the motion under consideration, saying "I want to look at the papers again to make sure I've covered all my bases."
Lutfi's lawyer, Bryan Freedman, said he will most likely deny Lynne's motion.
"I think there's no question we will prevail on this motion," Freedman said.
Chip MacGregor, Lynne's book agent, states in filed court documents the sales of "Through The Storm" were "disappointing."
MacGregor blames the poor sales on the account that there was "little news in the book," according to court papers.
Because it was all exaggerated!