Britney escaped submitting an oath in the Brand Sense Partners lawsuit, and she won’t have to provide a deposition in a separate lawsuit, either.

Ex-manager Sam Lutfi, who’s suing Britney and her parents for breach of contract, defamation and libel, filed a motion for Britney to submit a deposition and appear at the trial to prove his innocence.

A judge denied his request, according to


“According to a letter from Britney’s powerhouse attorney, Joel Boxer, filed in court documents, the judge handling Britney’s conservatorship made a ruling that Spears isn’t allowed to be deposed or appear at the trial for testimony, period.”

The letter states: “While I am of course willing to engage in further dialogue with you concerning this topic, the record is clear: Plaintiff noticed Ms. Spears deposition, pursuant to the order of April 27, 2011 issued by Judge Goetz, the Co-Conservators may not produce her (Britney Spears) for deposition or trial testimony in the Lutfi litigation.”

It is assumed because her conservators think she is not competent to undergo the stress of a trial. It is unknown if Britney will be evaluated by an independent psychiatrist.

Jamie Spears’ lawyers filed a formal opposition to the exam. The legal documents state: “Based on the findings of Judge Goetz — grounded in three years of supervision over the Conservatorship and the Conservatee as well as the recent report from an expert selected by the Court….. the Co-Conservators respectfully submit that Plaintiff’s motion for an IME (independent medical exam) of Ms. Spears should be denied.”

A hearing is set for June 15, 2011 to determine if Britney will have to undergo the mental health exam, and to determine the sanctions being sought against Lutfi.


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