A Californian judge has ruled in favor of pop superstar Taylor Swift in a plagiarism lawsuit. The Judge quoted Swift’s own lyrics in rendering the verdict.
U.S. District Court Gail Standish was presiding over the case. Earlier this month R&B singer Jesse Braham issued a $42 million lawsuit against Swift, accusing her of stealing his lyrics for her single “Shake It Off” from her multi-million-selling album “1989.”
Judge Standish ruled in favor of Swift. The ruling quotes lyrics from several of Swift’s songs: “Shake It Off,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood.” The verdict read:
“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court. But for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them. As currently drafted, the Complaint has a blank space – one that requires Braham to do more than write his name. And, upon consideration of the Court’s explanation in Part II, Braham may discover that mere pleading Band-Aids will not fix the bullet holes in his case. At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit.”