Crazy New Legal Papers in Britney Case

February 14, 2008 By Jordan Miller




In a bizarre twist, a lawyer in NYC has filed legal papers in Federal court, asking that Britney’s conservatorship case be taken away from L.A. County Superior Court.

In the documents obtained by TMZ, attorney Jon Eardley claims Britney’s rights have been snatched away from her and she has been cut off from life as she knows it.

Eardley claims, “It is doubtful that Ms. Spears can receive equal protection and a fair trial or hearing in the custody proceedings because of the intense media scrutiny of what would normally be private aspects of a person’s life.” It appears Eardley wants an injunction issued in federal court, asking the judge for the power to protect Brit in the custody case as well.

The documents allege “the deprivation of her civil liberties by the conservator is so severe as to interfere with the effectiveness of the scheduled medications that are covered by the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act.” This appears to be an attempt to get the Federal court to accept jurisdiction.

It is unclear on whose behalf Eardley is acting. We’re told Sam Lutfi and his publicist, Michael Sands, have something to do with the filing, though the exact nature of their involvement is unclear.

You may view the court documents HERE.

TMZ.com is also reporting that Britney’s 30-year-old brother Bryan and attorney Ivan Taback have been granted the authority to serve as co-trustees.

According to documents filed today, Britney is the sole trustee of the trust. But, according to the trust, “an individual Trustee shall cease to act as Trustee hereunder if he or she is under a legal disability or if by reason of illness or mental or physical disability, in the written opinion of two doctors then practicing medicine, he or she is unable to manage his or her affairs.”

Since Bryan and Ivan Taback were named successor co-trustees, they assume control. Stacy Smith is also named a successor co-trustee, but had previously declined her appointment.

You may view the court documents HERE.

Stay tuned.

Source: TMZ.com