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Judge throws out case against Taylor Swift

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Update 6:15 p.m.--

After U.S. District Judge William Martinez's ruling, Taylor Swift and her team walked up to one another and hugged, smiled and whispered.

The team of former DJ David Mueller did not talk to one another or anybody else.

While the judge was ruling, Swift occasionally looked at her attorney for approval.

The jury will consider Swift's counterclaim for a symbolic $1. Mueller's identical allegations against Swift's mother and her radio liaison will go to the jury.

Update 5:50 p.m.--

A judge has thrown out a Denver DJ's case against Taylor Swift just before jurors hear closing arguments in dueling lawsuits over whether the radio host groped her during a photo op and whether she and her team got him fired for it.

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.

Previous story--

Judge throws out DJ's case against Taylor Swift in groping trial, says he can't prove the pop star got him fired.

Earlier in the day Friday, the judge in the groping trial sent jurors home as he weighed the motion by Swift's attorney's to dismiss the claims that the singer had ruined the DJ's career. 

U.S. District Judge William Martinez was considering Swift's lawyer's argument Friday that David Mueller had failed to prove the pop star got him fired.

Mueller denies groping Swift during a meet-and-greet before a 2013 concert in Denver and is suing Swift, her mother and her radio liaison for up to $3 million. Swift countersued, seeking a $1 judgment in her favor and alleging assault.

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