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Taylor Swift Beats 'Shake It Off' Lyrics Suit

Law360 (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...
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Case Information

Case Title

Sean Hall et al v. Taylor Swift et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



Michael W. Fitzgerald

Date Filed

September 18, 2017

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