Federal Court Denies Britney Case

February 27, 2008 By:
Federal Court Denies Britney Case

It's one legal battle after another for Britney Spears. A federal judge has ruled that the Feds have no business in Britney's conservatorship case and it has been sent back to state court.

Federal District Judge Philip Gutierrez said that "Mr. Eardley fails to explain why he can bring this claim for her in the first instance. He cannot," Gutierrez wrote in a three-page ruling.

"Mr. Eardley had no authority to remove the case from state court. He is neither a party nor a defendant. While he claims to be Ms. Spears' attorney, the probate court...found that she was incapable of retaining her own counsel."

The judge added, "Mr. Eardley is not Ms. Spears attorney and acted improperly by removing her conservatorship proceeding to federal court."

The sad part is that Britney is going to get stuck with legal fees up to $43,000 regarding this bullshit claim.