Britney Spears's Former Manager Seeks Jury Trial To Reverse Restraining Order
Posted on Fri May 15, 2009 08:15 AM PDT

lutfitrial.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Britney Spears' former manager and friend, Sam Lutfi, and lawyer Jon Eardley have filed legal papers contesting the restraining orders filed against them by Spears and her family.

Lutfi and Eardley claim that their case should have been heard by a jury of their peers, and the two are asking for a new trial.

A judge granted Spears extended restraining orders against the two men on April 28 when it was decided the temporary orders would turn into three-year orders. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aviva K. Bobb ordered Osama "Sam" Lutfi and attorney Jon Eardley to stay away from the 27-year-old pop singer and to not contact, threaten or try to act on her or her sons' behalf for the next three years.

Lutfi's attorney, Bryan J. Freedman, has said evidence points to Spears asking his client for help.

Jamie Spears and his attorneys requested the lengthy restraining orders against the men in January, arguing that the pair were conspiring along with paparazzo Adnan Ghalib to undermine the conservatorship.

In March, Bobb issued a three-year restraining order against Ghalib, who dated Spears for a period last year.

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