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Back in 2017 the Song writers Sean Hall and Nathan Butler first filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift and her team for her hit single “Shake It Off.” They claimed that Taylor’s team plagiarized their lyrics to “Playas Got Play” by 3LW. In 2018 a judge dismissed the case, but this week the suit was revived by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Hall was happy with the decision and said, “We are happy the court unanimously sided with us,” but a rep for Taylor Swift said, “Mr.Hall is incorrect, the court did not unanimously side in their favor, the court sent the case back to the lower court for further determination.”
Everything is still up in the air in determining if the lawsuit will stick. Swifts reps think the truth will come to light, “We are confident the true writers of ‘Shake It Off’ will prevail again. Their claim is not a crusade for all creatives, it is a crusade for Mr. Hall’s bank account.” Yikes!