Taylor Swift Beats 'Shake It Off' Lyrics Suit

By Tiffany Hu (March 2, 2018, 9:37 PM EST) -- A California federal judge granted a win on Friday to Taylor Swift in a copyright suit brought by a pair of songwriters over her 2014 hit "Shake It Off," after the songwriters failed to file an amended complaint before a Feb. 26 deadline.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald entered judgment against Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, dismissing the case with prejudice, after giving the pair one last shot last month to bring copyright claims against Swift. When they chose not to amend their complaint and requested to dismiss the suit without prejudice, lawyers for Swift asked the judge to dismiss...

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