Lawsuit Over Lyrics in Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Is Dismissed

From a New York Times story by Ben Sisario headlined “Lawsuit Over Lyrics in Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Is Dismissed”:

Weeks before a trial to determine whether Taylor Swift stole lyrics in her hit song “Shake It Off,” a judge dismissed the case after a joint request by lawyers for Swift and the songwriters who accused her of copyright infringement.

The case, which was originally filed five years ago, would have been another blockbuster legal hearing for the music industry, after similar lawsuits involving Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse.”