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Last night was all about the revelry. Today, it's back to the drama.

Attorneys for Jamie and Britney Spears, as well as ex-Spears second banana Sam Lutfi, congregated in a Los Angeles courtroom this morning for a hearing to determine whether to extend the temporary restraining orders against Lutfi, former beau Adnan Ghalib and lawyer Jon Eardley.

While no formal decision was made at this morning's hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aviva K. Bobb kept the keep-away orders in place until at least Wednesday while the legal drama plays out.

Today's hearing will continue into the afternoon, when Jamie Spears will offer testimony as to why he believes the restraining orders are necessary. The paternal unit, acting as his daughter's conservator, went to court after Lutfi allegedly attempted to contact Britney through text message and via her hairstylist.

Lutfi, who earlier this month filed suit against Britney for unpaid management fees and against Jamie and Lynn Spears for defamation and a host of other grievances, has denies in court papers that his attempts at indirect communication were not threatening or harassing in nature.

"Any communication Lutfi purportedly had with Britney were conveyed by and between Lutfi and Britney through others, including, without limitation, Mr. Ghalib," he says in his filing.

"I have not, in any alleged communications with Britney, her hairdresser or any other person, threatened any act of violence against Britney or her family."

He goes on to say that he himself received anonymous text messages on Jan. 10 from someone going by the user name "CityGalin310," warning him that Jamie Spears was about to go public with "serious accusations."

Lutfi claims he then attempted to contact the Spears patriarch, who told him any conversation would need to take place in the presence of his attorney, Blair Berk.

Meanwhile, an attorney for Eardley, who attempted to get Spears' conservatorship case moved to federal court last year while supposedly under the employ of Lutfi, appeared in court to try and get the restraining order against his client dropped.

"He tried to get her case moved to federal court and he filed a notice of appeal on her behalf a year ago, but since then he has had no contact with her," attorney Roger Diamond said.

"He has not harassed her. He simply wants to be dismissed from this case."

—Additional reporting by Whitney English

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