Britney Spears and Family Win Court Battle Against Sam Lutfi

Sam Lutfi case against Britney Spears family thrown out
Britney Spears and Sam Lutfi
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updated 11/01/2012 AT 10:00 PM EDT

originally published 11/01/2012 AT 08:00 PM EDT

A three-year legal battle abruptly came to an apparent end for the Spears family.

A Los Angeles judge threw out Sam Lutfi's entire lawsuit on Thursday after attorneys for Britney Spears and her family argued that he hadn't proven his case after six days of testimony.

Lutfi, 38, a onetime confidante of the singer, sued Britney for unpaid fees, her dad Jamie Spears for allegedly punching him, and mom Lynne Spears for purportedly defaming him in her 2008 book.

"I really thought long and hard about this," Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera said before dismissing the case. "It's the right thing to do."

Jamie's attorney Leon Gladstone said following the hearing, "We're delighted, we feel it's the right result."

Jamie Spears, who hugged his legal team, declined to comment.

Lutfi appeared emotionless, then said, "I'm going to appeal" after leaving the courtroom.
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