"Mr. Eardley fails to explain why he can bring this claim for her in the first instance. He cannot," E! Online quoted Gutierrez, as stating in the 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's attorney, the probate court...found that she was incapable of retaining her own counsel," he added.
Gutierrez further rejected a request filed by Britney"s father Jamie Spears' camp demanding 43,000 dollars in attorneys' fees from Eardley to compensate for the extra court time.