A security guard who launched a $265,000 (£165,625) lawsuit against Morrissey over claims he was unfairly fired by the singer has moved to end the legal battle.

Bradley Steyn filed documents in July last year (14) alleging he was working as the rocker's bodyguard on tour when he was asked to physically harm David Tseng, the boss of Morrissey-solo.com.

He claimed Morrissey had branded Tseng "the bane of my existence" and asked if Steyn could track down his home address, but the security worker refused and says he was subsequently sacked.

Steyn sued for a minimum of $264,450 (£165,281) in compensation and punitive damages, and Morrissey branded the entire case "a vexatious lie".

However, Steyn has now applied to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Documents posted online by staff at Orange County Superior Court in California detail a case management conference held on Monday (05Jan15) during which a lawyer for Steyn reported the "matter has settled".

A hearing to formally dismiss the lawsuit has now been scheduled for March (15).