Taylor Swift Files to Dismiss ‘Shake It Off’ Lawsuit After ‘Unprecedented’ Ruling

Billboard Report

Allowing a lawsuit over lyrics that feature “playas” and “haters” to move forward could “cheat the public domain,” Swift’s attorneys argue.

Taylor Swift is asking a federal judge to call off a planned jury trial over allegations that she stole the lyrics to “Shake It Off” from an earlier song about “playas” and “haters,” arguing that the judge’s recent ruling against her was “unprecedented.”

Two weeks after the court refused to dismiss a lawsuit that claims Swift lifted the lyrics from an earlier song called “Playas Gon’ Play” by the group 3LW, the star’s attorneys urged the judge to reconsider his own decision – a rare step that judges take only if they’ve clearly gotten something wrong.

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