U.S. District Judge William Martinez determined Friday that the pop star could not be held liable because David Mueller hadn't shown that she personally set out to have him fired after the backstage meet-and-greet in 2013. Mueller's identical allegations against Swift's mother and her radio liaison will go to the jury.
Mueller sued the Swifts and their radio handler, Frank Bell, seeking up to $3 million as compensation for his ruined career.
The singer-songwriter said in her countersuit that she wanted a symbolic $1 and the chance to stand up for other women.
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After Judge Martinez's ruling, Swift and her team walked up to one another and hugged, smiled and whispered.
Mueller's team did not talk to one another or anybody else.
While the judge was ruling, Swift occasionally looked at her attorney for approval.
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