Its case closed for Sam Lutfi today as Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera has ruled that he was unable to prove his case against the parents of Britney Spears. Lutfi’s lawyers, who had been suing the Spears family for libel and breach of contract, agreed with the judge that they did not have enough evidence to hand the case over to a jury after closing arguments on Tuesday afternoon.
The court case has been a media circus for the Spears family as Lutfi made claims about Britney’s past behavior and substance abuse problems but it appears that they have been able to weather the storm. Lutfi took Lynne Spears to court on charges of libel and claimed that Jamie Spears had hit him at Britney’s home shortly after her parents were given conservatorship over the troubled pop star.
Lutfi also claimed that he had a verbal contract with Britney that made him her manager and as such he was owed 15% of the profits from her ‘Blackout’ album and several other projects she worked on in 2007. Unfortunately for Lutfi he was unable to produce any concrete evidence to back up his claims and without a legally binding agreement with Spears he is unable to collect any fees for his managerial services.
The Spear’s family expressed relief today that they could finally put this part of their lives behind them. Jamie spoke with TMZ today, telling them that while he was happy that the judge had dismissed the case he was disappointed that he was unable to take the stand and tell his own version of events. He also expressed how painful it was to relive such a dark time in Britney’s life in such a public fashion. As for Britney’s conservatorship, Jamie told TMZ that he does believe that it will come to an end in the near futures but did not reveal when that might actually take place.