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Justin Bieber's assault and dangerous driving case adjourned until next month

Laura Cudworth

By Laura Cudworth, The Beacon Herald

Justin Bieber. (QMI Agency file photo)

Justin Bieber. (QMI Agency file photo)

The case against Justin Bieber was expected to be settled on Monday in Ontario Court of Justice but it was adjourned again until next month.

Neither Bieber nor his lawyer Brian Greenspan were present in court to address the assault and dangerous driving charges. A representative from Greenspan's law office explained that his boss was unable to meet with the Crown to discuss a resolution in the case because of the death of his brother, well-known legal mind Edward Greenspan.

Justice Kathryn McKerlie sent her condolences and agreed to adjourn the case until Feb. 9. On that date it's expected there will be a resolution or a date set for trial.

Three disappointed international students from Brazil waited patiently to see the pop star but once again left the courtroom without a glimpse. Two of the three girls—Lara Caldeira and Priscila Graaf-- are going home before his next court date. Lise Nevs doesn't leave until June and she hopes to see him before she leaves Stratford.

“I will come back,” she said. “I'm just sad we came here twice.”

The girls describe themselves as “big fans” and took a walk through Bieber's grandparents' home which is up for sale. Bieber himself though, continues to elude them.

Bieber was charged on Labour Day weekend when he was riding an ATV near his father's rural property with on-again-off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Police say the ATV collided with a paparazzi's minivan and a physical altercation ensued.

laura.cudworth@sunmedia.ca