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Entertainment Judge scolds Taylor Swift for demanding her legal fees be repaid in 'Shake It Off' court case

19:06  18 april  2018
19:06  18 april  2018 Source:   wonderwall.com

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Taylor Swift knows haters gonna hate -- but now a judge is one of them. In March, Taylor 's attorneys pushed to recoup more than ,000 in legal fees after judge Michael Fitzgerald threw out a " Shake It Off " lawsuit brought by two songwriters who'd claimed that Taylor 's wildly successful

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a woman wearing a black dress: Taylor Swift performs at B96 Jingle Bash at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on Dec. 7, 2017. © RMV/REX/Shutterstock Taylor Swift performs at B96 Jingle Bash at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on Dec. 7, 2017.

Taylor Swift knows haters gonna hate -- but now a judge is one of them.

In March, Taylor's attorneys pushed to recoup more than $70,000 in legal fees after judge Michael Fitzgerald threw out a "Shake It Off" lawsuit brought by two songwriters who'd claimed that Taylor's wildly successful, award-winning lead single from her "1989" album ripped off lyrics from one of their songs.

Now the judge has not only denied her demands for repayment but also admonished her for asking for all that money, The Blast reports.

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Pop star Taylor Swift moved to shake off attorney’s fees in a recent copyright infringement Her legal team in March argued that the ,000 request for fees forcing the plaintiffs to pay would But the judge disagreed vehemently, saying that the case against “ Shake It Off ” was neither farfetched

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According to Judge Fitzgerald, Taylor, 28, isn't entitled to any money from the men who sued her and shouldn't have even asked for them to pony up.

"The Court is comfortable in concluding that the singer and songwriters of 'Shake It Off' (which is on an album, of which more than 10 million units have been sold worldwide) are perfectly capable of bearing the approximately $75,000 in attorneys' fees that they request through the present Motion," the judge wrote in his decision, which was delivered on April 16, according to The Blast.

"There are very few recording artists, if any, who have a greater interest than Ms. Swift in a robust regime of copyright law. Be careful what you wish for," he warned.

Taylor Swift holding a sign: Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for top Billboard 200 album for © Eric Jamison/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for top Billboard 200 album for "1989," top female artist, chart achievement, top artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top hot 100 artist, top digital song artist, and top streaming song (video) for "Shake It Off" at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 17, 2015.

But the judge wasn't done yet! He had even more to say while handing down his decision against Taylor.

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in which Sean Hall sued Taylor Swift claiming that her lyrics in " Shake it Off " were similar to a Indeed, while the judge , Michael Fitzgerald, will allow Hall to try again with an amended complaint 11 isn't used against the lawyers, the court could still order Hall to pay Swift 's legal fees for this silly case .

A California federal court judge has thrown out a copyright infringement lawsuit that the songwriters of That’s when Jessie Braham sued Swift for million, claiming 92% of “ Shake It Off ” came from his In the same U.S. district court as the current case , Judge Gail Standish dismissed Braham's

"Although the Court disagreed with Plaintiffs, their litigation position was neither frivolous nor objectively unreasonable," the judge wrote, according to The Blast.

Judge Fitzgerald also revealed he'd rather have sided with the guys suing Taylor than grant her demand to be reimbursed for her legal fees.

"Put more bluntly, if the Court's only choice were between awarding fees to Defendants based on the Complaint or fees to Plaintiffs based on the Motion," the judge wrote, "the Court would without hesitation award the fees to Plaintiffs."

a woman talking on a cell phone: Taylor Swift in the front row at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring Summer 2017 show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 9, 2016. © Swan Gallet/WWD/REX/Shutterstock Taylor Swift in the front row at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring Summer 2017 show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 9, 2016.

The drama started when songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler accused Taylor of stealing lyrics from their 2001 song "Playas Gon' Play." The Blast reported that the words "players, they gonna play, and haters, they gonna hate" appear in both songs.

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Taylor Swift shook off the lawsuit six weeks later. On February 13, 2018, U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald ruled that the phrase was too commonplace at the time to be a copy-protected original creative part of the song. "The lynchpin of this entire case is thus whether or not the lyrics 'Playas

District Court Judge Gail Standish agreed, and did so with, uh… style. At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his 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

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