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Bieber’s lawyer in court over assault case

Canadian musician Justin Bieber is swarmed by media and police officers as he turns himself in to city police on Jan. 29, 2014.

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A lawyer for Justin Bieber appeared in court briefly on Monday in relation to the pop star's assault case.

Mr. Bieber, 20, is accused of assaulting a limousine driver after leaving a Toronto nightclub with five other people in late December.

Seth Weinstein, one of Mr. Bieber's Toronto lawyers, received disclosure materials from the Crown attorney before the case was put over until May 12. In all, the court appearance lasted less than one minute.

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Mr. Bieber did not attend the proceedings at Toronto's Old City Hall courthouse.

Police allege Mr. Bieber struck Abdul Mohar, the limousine driver, "several times" on the back of the head. The driver phoned police, but police allege Mr. Bieber left before officers arrived.

Mr. Bieber was charged with assault after turning himself in to Toronto Police in late January.

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