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Justin Bieber settles paparazzi lawsuit

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Justin Bieber settles paparazzi lawsuit

Justin Bieber has settled a lawsuit with a member of the paparazzi.

The 'What Do You Mean' hitmaker was accused of kicking and punching photographer Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran in 2012 whilst outside a shopping centre in Southern California with his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Duran claims the star was leaving the shopping mall in Calabasas, California when he attacked the photographer, kicking him in the stomach and punching him in the face.

In 2013, he sued the 22-year-old singer, claiming he was left with severe emotional distress as a result of the incident.

But the case has reportedly now been settled with the trial, which was due to take place presently, now cancelled.

Meanwhile, only last month, Justin was ordered to be available to give a statement to a Florida court to fight another lawsuit surrounding a member of the paparazzi.

The singer's bodyguard has been accused of chasing a Florida photographer, Manuel Munoz, down a busy street and causing him to injure himself as he tried to take a picture of the singer leaving a nightclub in early 2014.

And whilst Justin insisted he couldn't be available because of another lawsuit and his 'Purpose' world tour, Judge Jerald Bagley insisted he give evidence in Florida before July 31.

Munoz's lawyer, Mark DiCowden, said: "The judge understands Bieber is making it hard on us."

It is thought Justin had suggested two dates last month but they were not convenient for Munoz's team.