Justin Bieber Shells Out Peanuts To End Paparazzi Lawsuit

3/16/2016 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0216-justin-bieber-tmz-01Justin Bieber dug into his pockets -- but not very far -- to settle with a paparazzo who sued him.

Jose Osmin Hernandez had sued Biebs for assaulting him 3 years ago, claiming the singer kicked him MMA style and punched him at The Commons in Calabasas during a date with Selena Gomez.

Sources tell us the case has settled but the amount is in the "legal nuisance" territory, meaning Bieber would have paid more in attorneys' fees so it made sense just to throw some money at the guy.

The case has been dismissed.