Taylor Swift Can't Dodge Depo In ‘Lucky 13’ Trademark Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 5, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday said Taylor Swift can’t avoid a deposition in a suit accusing the pop star and others of infringing trademarks held by clothing company Lucky 13, ruling that the singer’s ongoing world tour was not enough to warrant a protective order.

“Swift’s schedule is not a basis for a protective order prohibiting her deposition testimony altogether," U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas F. McCormick wrote in a two-page order.

The judge also shot down Swift’s attorneys’ arguments that she had no knowledge in connection with claims made by Blue Sphere Inc., which does business as Lucky 13, that...

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