Britney Spears' law firm, Trope and Trope, has filed an ex parte motion to get the frick off of the case even faster than scheduled.
Right now, Trope and Trope's motion to withdraw as counsel is to be heard on March 10, but apparently Trope can't wait to get out.
Today, the firm will ask a Commissioner to hear its request early.
Trope and Trope filed the withdrawal motion one day after it was learned that the singer's former attorney, Laura Wasser, secretly paid a visit to Britney Spears at UCLA Medical Center last week.
What's more, Jamie Spears wants to replace Trope with Wasser.
Wasser has not commented publicly, but speculation is that the divorce guru want back on board because the case was nothing but grief. Not shocking.
As for Trope and Trope, the firm has been divided for a while over whether to keep representing Britney Spears. But they really want out now because:
- They're pissed that Britney likes Laura Wasser more.
- It's impossible to represent a client when you can't communicate with them, and Jamie Spears, who can control who his daughter sees as conservator of her estate, will not let Trope lawyers anywhere near Britney.
The hearing is set for today at 8:30 a.m PST (11:30 EST). Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, has reportedly brought on uber-publicist Elliot Mintz to be his new media consultant.
Mintz replaces Michael Sands, who's now working for ... Sam Lutfi.