However, a clever California judge ruled that he did not have enough factual evidence to support his case and dismissed the lawsuit using lyrics from several of Swift’s hits, including “Blank Space,” “Bad Blood,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and, yes, “Shake It Off,” to do so.
“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court,” the judge wrote in 2015, according to CNN. “But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them.”
The judge continued, “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 BandAids will not fix the bullet holes in his case. At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit.”