American recording artist and entertainer Britney Spears message to her former manager Sam Lutfi, time to pay up. The conservators for the star have in fact filed legal papers to request that a judge formally order him, Lutfi to give them the sum of one hundred and twenty one thousand dollars in legal fees for the work they did to obtain a restraining order which had prevented Lutfi from ever contacting Spears,RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
According to the court docs
“although the requested fees and costs may be greater than is typically associated with the grant of restraining orders, this was a complex and highly contested matter…The Court held six days of hearings involving eight live witnesses, the introduction of scores of exhibits into evidence and extensive oral arguments, including issues of law as well as closing arguments…The Co-Conservators respectfully request that the Court award reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees in the amount of $114,552.90 against Lutfi.”
The Conservators renewed their request because,
“the Court declined to rule on the matter of attorneys’ fees with respect to Lutfi and Eardley until the resolution of their respective appeals. As the matters on appeal have since been resolved, the Co-Conservators hereby renew their motions for attorneys’ fees with respect to Lutfi and Eardley.” The order in question has expired on March 17, 2012.
Lutfi’s lawsuit against Britney Spears and her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears is scheduled to go to trial this fall for breach of contract and defamation. The hearing for Team Spears’ request for the attorneys’ fees is scheduled for June 20, 2012.