Just when Justin Bieber thought Mariah Yeater's baby claims were behind him, her lawyer has insisted the paternity suit against the star isn't over for good.
TMZ had previously reported that Yeater had decided to drop her case against Biebs - where she claimed the Never Say Never hitmaker had fathered her son Tristyn after a backstage romp in October 2010.
The gossip website also stated that her legal team Lance Rogers and Matt Pare had quit the case after Justin's people announced they would counter sue.
However, her attorney Jeffery Leving has since told Chicago news station WGNtv that the paternity suit hasn't been entirely dropped and that both camps are trying to sort the matter out of court.
He also revealed that a confidential paternity test has been requested, after Justin agreed to take the DNA test to prove Yeater's son isn't his.
Leving explained: "I did not step down and there is a legal team. It's a new legal team. In light of death threats against my client, strategies have been reviewed... the San Diego team has been replaced by John Carlson from Los Angeles.
"Secondly, negotiations are going on right now with Bieber's council and we're trying to negotiate a private, secure DNA test with the same safe guards that would exist if there were a court order, but without a court order."
He added: "The case is completely out of control and I don't want something terrible to happen to my client or her child."
Leving then went on to state Yeater remains adamant that JB is her son's dad, and that the 20-year old will not being doing any more interviews.