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Mr. Lutfi’s side rested its case Tuesday, but Judge Bruguera agreed with arguments by attorneys for Miss Spears’ father and her conservators that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to send the claims to a jury.

Mr. Lutfi had sued Lynne Spears for libel, the singer’s father, Jamie, for allegedly hitting him, and her conservators for a 15 percent share of singer’s earnings.

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