efe-epaLos Angeles, US

Britney Spears' father on Thursday lost his bid in a Los Angeles court to retain some of his rights over the pop star's estate.

The hearing in the Los Angeles Superior Court marks the latest chapter in a protracted legal battle the 39-year-old singer's lawyers are fighting over Jamie Spears' conservatorship of her estate. Since 2008, her father has had control over her finances, wellbeing and career as part of a contentious legal agreement.EFE-EPA