Taylor Swift was accused of stealing Jesse Braham’s song “Haters Gone Hate” and using it for her massive hit song “Shake It Off” – and he wanted a whopping $42 million. Gail Standish, The United States District Court judge dismissed the copyright lawsuit because, well, it was stupid.
Gail Standish crafted the best verdict – ever.
“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court. But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them. 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 . . . 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.”
*Mic drop.* I mean, *gavel drop.*