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Lawsuit Over Britney Spears' Darkest Days Settled

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Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City. 

Britney Spears' caretakers and her former confidante have settled a long-running lawsuit that centered on events before the pop star's public meltdown in 2008.

Attorneys for Spears' father, who is her conservator, filed a notice in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday announcing the settlement with Sam Lutfi, who was Spears' self-professed manager.

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Lutfi sued Spears and her parents in 2009, claiming her father Jamie hit him in the singer's mansion in early 2008. He also contended that a memoir by Spears' mother, Lynne, contained libel about him.

The filing does not provide details on the settlement.

A judge in November 2012 threw out Lutfi's claims, but an appeals court later restored the lawsuit. A trial had been scheduled for October.

The settlement was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.