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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2008 video frame grab release by AP Television, manager Sam Lutfi leaves UCLA medical center after visiting Britney Spears in Los Angeles. A California appeals court has rejected a bid by Britney Spears' mother Lynne to have a defamation claim filed by Lutfi thrown out. Lutfi sued Spears and her mother, Lynne, for libel and defamation in February 2009. The case cited numerous passages from Lynne Spears' book, "Through the Storm," in which she accused Lutfi of drugging and controlling her daughter. (AP Photo/APTN, file)
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2008 video frame grab release by AP Television, manager Sam Lutfi leaves UCLA medical center after visiting Britney Spears in Los Angeles. A California appeals court has rejected a bid by Britney Spears' mother Lynne to have a defamation claim filed by Lutfi thrown out. Lutfi sued Spears and her mother, Lynne, for libel and defamation in February 2009. The case cited numerous passages from Lynne Spears' book, "Through the Storm," in which she accused Lutfi of drugging and controlling her daughter. (AP Photo/APTN, file)

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