When you’re as successful as Taylor Swift, nuisance lawsuits are a common occurrence.
But apparently, being sued can sometimes be an absolute pleasure – so long as you win the case, and your judge happens to be an amateur song parodist with a sharp sense of humor.
The story goes: Taylor was being sued for $42 million by a man named Jessie Braham, who claims that Taylor stole the lyrics for "Shake It Off" from his 2013 song "Haters Gonna Hate."
The case was dismissed today in a fashion that will surely be appreciated by fans of Swifty:
“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court,” reads the dismissal order from US Magistrate judge Gail J Standish.
“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.”
Oh, snap! Looks like Taylor’s not the only who can dole out epic burns in song form.
Sadly, the judge didn’t actually sing the verdict, but we get the feeling the result would have been as hilariously stiff as presidential candidate Martin O’Malley’s rendition of "Bad Blood."