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Something tells us the judge that dismissed this case for Taylor is a bit of a Swifty.

Jessie Braham accused Taylor of taking lyrics for her song Shake it Off from his track Haters Gone Hate, which he claimed 92% of the song was plagiarised from his. 

The case was brought to court this week and was dismissed due to lack of evidence. But the way the verdict was delivered by Judge Gail Standish is going to win the hearts of Taylor Swift fans everywhere.

“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court,” Judge Standish wrote. “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 . . . 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.”


It's good news for Taylor Swift this week as she has finally settled one of her major lawsuits. 

In May, fashion retailer Lucky 13 claimed that Ms Swift copied its trademark look onto a collection of cotton t-shirts sold by the singer.

But now, Tay Tay has avoided any legal depositions which means the scheduled trial date in January 2016 has been cancelled.

Lucky 13 argued that Taylor's "permanent or temporary tattoos and her marketing herself as liking fast cars and dangerous men who drive them inappropriately, as demonstrated by her I Knew You Were Trouble music video", "undeniably and squarely fits within the exact consumer demographic to whom Lucky 13 markets and sells its Lucky 13 goods," reports The Fashion Law

Sounds a bit silly, right? 

In August, Taylor claimed that Lucky 13 was harassing her, which seems to have resulted in this week's agreement. 

But it's not the end of Ms Swifts legal battles as she was accused of infringement last week for her song Shake It Off, as well as a sexual harassment claim made by Taylor last month.