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Taylor Swift Appeals over Decision to Allow Trial over Stolen Lyrics Claim

Taylor Swift has appealed against a decision to allow a trial over claims she stole lyrics used in her song Shake It Off. The US singer's lawyers called the decision "unprecedented" and asked that the ruling by a California judge is looked at again. Songwriters Sean Hall and Nate Butler allege Swift's lyrics were stolen from their 2014 song Playas Gon' Play, performed by girl group 3LW.