He didn't win, however. Rather the plaintiff sought to have the case dismissed.
As was reported earlier, Stacey Betts filed a lawsuit against Justin Bieber last summer. Betts claimed that when she took her daughter to see Bieber's show in Portland, Ore. on July 14, 2010, Bieber "created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena. Then enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion."
In addition, Betts said a "heart-shaped aluminum/steel gondola" which was pulled out into the crowd acted as a "sound conductor creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my (Betts') ears."
As a result, Betts claimed she now suffers from tinnitus (ringing of the ears).
However, last week she was forced to drop the suit. It wasn't because she felt her case no longer merited legal proceedings. Rather, it was because she did not have a lawyer. Continuing to push the case forward by herself and with her own resources, she found nearly impossible.
Obviously, as well, Bieber's camp has enormous resources including high-priced attorneys.
The case was dismissed last week according to Betts' filing. It's unclear that Betts' $9.23 million lawsuit would have been successful. After all, concerts always sell those cheap earplugs designed to protect hearing.
Still, if there were a Bieber crowd present, they would probably erupt in such a deafening manner as to give all of us tinnitus, as well.