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British singer Rod Stewart's case reset for April after incident at The Breakers

Posted at 7:28 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 11:16:54-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — British singer Rod Stewart's lawyers waived their client's right to a speedy trial during a short hearing in a Palm Beach County courtroom Tuesday.

A pretrial hearing is now scheduled for April 17 at 9 a.m.

Stewart, 75, and his son Sean, 38, reportedly got into an altercation with a security guard New Year's Eve at The Breakers Hotel on Palm Beach. Both Stewart and his son have pleaded not guilty to simple battery charges.

"Every judge has their unique way of setting cases. So a pretrial date for him is for us to go in and say, is this case going to resolve or do I need to set it for a trial? So that's what he expects to hear at the next date in 45 days," said Guy Fronstin, Stewart's attorney, after the hearing.

The singer was not in court Tuesday morning.