A lawyer for MyPillow is suing the company for defamation, but is this suit likely to be successful? We examine Lindell’s appeal to have the suit dismissed and the company’s financial status. Also, we examine Dominion’s plans to investigate the news organizations’ actions. Dominion CEO John Poulos said the lawsuit will not be the last one of its kind, but it plans to look into the actions of the news organizations that published Lindell’s statements.
MyPillow’s defamation lawsuit against Dominion
MyPillow’s defamation suit against Dominion could end up costing Dominion billions of dollars. Dominion has been accused of slandering an election-technology company. However, the company claims that Lindell used resources to slander the company. Dominion may end up owning MyPillow or seizing its assets, which would mean liquidation of its assets.
While Dominion’s defamation lawsuit against Lindell and the MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell have filed separate suits against one another, the same legal arguments could be applied to Lindell’s case. Lindell’s attorneys could argue that he embellished the facts to make the article more “famous,” but it will be more difficult to prove that Lindell intentionally lied or embellished the facts. Dominion has accused Lindell of lying on television and misrepresenting facts.
The MyPillow lawsuit against Dominion is not a typical antitrust case. The lawsuit claims that Lindell’s ads made false claims about voting machines. The allegations have been widely disseminated and MyPillow’s lawyers have denied this. In the past few weeks, MyPillow has reviewed potential legal arguments against Dominion. Lindell’s legal team says the case is unlikely to be successful.
Lindell’s appeal to get the suit dismissed
The My Pillow, Inc., founder, and CEO is appealing a recent ruling to get his lawsuit claim dismissed. His company made headlines by endorsing President Donald Trump at a July 2017 White House event and sponsoring rallies for him. My Pillow even offered discounts on their products using the discount code “45.” Lindell has also appeared on many television and radio shows and has faced criticism for claiming that his pillows were made in China.
The appeal was denied after District Judge Carl J. Nichols ruled against Lindell in a case related to his MyPillow business. The plaintiffs alleged that Lindell falsely claimed that MyPillow was a foreign corporation involved in voter fraud and that he was using his influence to promote his product. The appeal cites Lindell’s jurisdiction and venue defenses. MyPillow joined in the appeal.
Dominion’s defamation lawsuit against Trump allies
A U.S. District Judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion against Trump’s allies, including businessman Andrew Powell. Powell’s defense claimed that he had enough proof to change millions of votes. But Nichols rejected that claim, saying that the statements were protected speech. Whether Powell’s claims are true or not remains to be seen.
Dominion’s lawsuit cites several news outlets and reports that distorted the president’s character. The network Fox News and its hosts have denied that they were involved in the rigging of the presidential election. The news network denied the accusation, but did run fact-checking segments and interviewed OSET’s Perez. But the lawsuit has already had some effect.
In its defamation suit against Trump allies, Dominion has cited a series of tweets, articles, and television appearances by former presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, as well as the company’s CEO. The lawsuit also cites a 1976 case from the Supreme Court that refined the “abstention doctrine” and prohibited the filing of the same suit by the same party.
Dominion’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News
Dominion’s defamation suit against Fox News could bring embarrassing emails to light, as a judge has found. The suit was brought by voting machine maker Smartmatic, which was unhappy with the news network’s decision to cancel Lou Dobbs’ show on Fox Business for promoting election conspiracy theories. Fox has offered a similar legal argument, arguing that its coverage of the case is protected by the First Amendment.
The Dominion defamation lawsuit against Fox News is an important development for the company. While the network is famous for featuring pro-Trump personalities, it lost viewers following the election. Trump supporters viewed the network as not supportive enough of him, and the news channel continued to run the same false stories over. This made Fox look unpopular with the public and the Trump campaign.