Friday, December 14, 2007

Kevin Federline's attorney on Britney's no-show

Will Britney be Punished for Skipping Her Deposition?
Posted by ExtraTV Staff on December 14, 2007 8:52 AM

Britney Spears must have overcome the anxiety that kept her from attending her court-ordered deposition this week, because she was spotted smiling for the paparazzi and dancing in her car last night.

The troubled pop star, 26, cruised around Los Angeles and was seen dancing and bobbing her head to music as she sat in her car.

Now, will Britney's antics end up costing her?

"Extra" talked to Kevin Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, who said he's not pleased with Brit's no-show.

"This was a court ordered proceeding so it's a serious thing," he explained. "It's not like fourth grade where you get a doctor's note and it's all okay."

So will Britney face serious consequences?

"If you don’t obey a court order, you can be held in contempt," said Kaplan. "We’re not really interested in punishing her [Spears]…We’re interested in getting facts and information that are inconsistent with her position or consistent with my client’s position.”

He added, "It's going to be placed on her to tell the court why she should not be under some burden for not showing up...I'm not mad. I can go on with her or without her."

Still, it looks like Britney may get the kids for Christmas.

“Kevin would like the children to be able to experience Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day with both himself, as well as their mom, and arrangements have been made for a schedule we believe will accommodate them," said Kaplan.


K-Fed's Lawyer to Brit -- I'll Slap You Down B!
Posted Dec 13th 2007 7:20PM by TMZ Staff

KFed's lawyer is fed up with Britney Spears, and we're told he's going in deep -- for sanctions!

Sources connected with the case tell TMZ powerhouse lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan is furious that Britney was too sick to depo yesterday morning but not too sick to party in the evening. We're told plans are underway for Kaplan to ask Commissioner Scott Gordon in the custody case to bar Britney from asking for anything more than she already has under court order.

We're told this is the fourth time Britney has been a no-show for her depo. Sources say Kaplan feels that Britney should not be allowed to have her Twinkie and eat it too. In other words, she should not be allowed to go into court and ask to restore custody if she won't sit for a deposition to determine if she really is a fit parent.

Kaplan could ask for other penalties, including attorney's fees. He could also ask that Brit be held in contempt, but we're told he probably won't go there.


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