Feb 27, 2024 - News

Taylor Swift's D.C. lawyer fights private jet tracking

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Taylor Swift may not have stopped in D.C. during the record-breaking Eras Tour, but she has another link to the area: representation by the Washington-based Venable law firm.

Why it matters: Swift keeps her circle and business very tight, but we do know Venable has helped her on copyright claims and even on a social media account that tracks the private jets of celebrities.

Driving the news: Right now, Venable partner Katherine "Katie" Wright Morrone is trying to get a college student in Florida to stop posting Swift's private jet flights on the X account @SwiftJetNextDay, Bloomberg reported.

  • A Dec. 22 letter threatened Jack Sweeney with legal action over the posts, which have used public information to track the jets of celebrities including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates.
  • "You have engaged in stalking and harassing behavior, including consistently publishing real-time and precise information about our client's location," the letter said.
  • Sweeney hit back on the cease and desist letter, posting his lawyer's response on X and responding with, "Look What You Made Me Do."

Flashback: Venable represented Swift in a sexual harassment case that the Supreme Court cited in 2021.

  • Their ties go back to at least 2014, according to Bloomberg. A trademark lawsuit with a clothing company was settled in 2015. There have been several copyright cases, too.

Venable did not respond to a request for comment.


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