MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been served with another defamation suit. This time, it's from a former Dominion employee he once accused of being a 'traitor to the United States of America.'
Eric Coomer — who Lindell once called a traitor to the US — is suing the pillow CEO's and his Frank Speech platform for "destroying" his life.news.yahoo.com
MoneyWatch: U.S. economy grew 5.7% in 2021
A new report on GDP shows the U.S. economy grew 5.7% in 2021. This comes as Wall Street experiences another rollercoaster day. Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, joined CBS News to discuss the markets and the economy.news.yahoo.com
Dominion says there's no 'realistic possibility' that they will settle their lawsuits with Rudy Giuliani, Mike Lindell, or Sidney Powell given the 'devastating harm' they've done to the company
The trio of Trump allies was sued by Dominion in February 2021 for peddling a variety of baseless voter fraud claims.news.yahoo.com
Judge rules Dominion case can proceed against Trump allies
A federal judge has cleared the way for a defamation case by Dominion Voting Systems to proceed against Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Lindell, allies of former President Donald Trump who had all falsely accused the company of rigging the 2020 presidential election.
Judge rules Dominion case can proceed against Trump allies
A federal judge cleared the way Wednesday for a defamation case by Dominion Voting Systems to proceed against Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Lindell, allies of former President Donald Trump who had all falsely accused the company of rigging the 2020 presidential election. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols ruled that there was no blanket protection on political speech and denied an argument from two of the defendants that the federal court in Washington wasn't the proper venue for the case. While courts have recognized there are some hyperbolic statements in political discourse, “it is simply not the law that provably false statements cannot be actionable if made in the context of an election,” Nichols wrote.news.yahoo.com
Dominion Voting Systems sues Newsmax, One America News Network, Patrick Byrne
Dominion Voting Systems on Tuesday sued conservative media networks Newsmax and One America News Network, as well as businessman Patrick Byrne, alleging they defamed the company.Driving the news: Dominion, one of the largest voting-machine companies in the U.S., accused the media networks of propagating false statements that the voting machines switched votes from former President Trump to President Biden during the 2020 election.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribenews.yahoo.com
Dominion and Maricopa County reject Arizona Senate's latest audit subpoena request
Maricopa County and Dominion Voting Systems both refused on Monday to comply with subpoenas from the Republican-controlled Arizona state Senate over an audit of the 2020 presidential election.Why it matters: Their refusal comes days after the Justice Department issued a second warning to states that so-called audits of the election could violate federal laws, something Dominion cited in its refusal Monday, per the Arizona Republic.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights witnews.yahoo.com
Michigan clerks fight ‘fishing expedition’ subpoenas in election lawsuit
Michigan election clerks are contesting subpoenas in an ever-widening election fraud lawsuit that would require them to turn over vast numbers of documents and provide physical access to tabulators and other election equipment used during the 2020 presidential election. Attorneys for Livingston County Clerk Elizabeth Hundley, Grand Traverse County Clerk Bonnie Scheele, Barry County Clerk Pamela A. Palmer and Macomb County Clerk Anthony Forlini last week filed motions to have presiding Antrim County Circuit Judge Kevin A. Elsenheimer block the subpoenas. Similar subpoenas were also served to county clerks in Wayne, Kent, Charlevoix and Oakland counties. The subpoenas to county clerks request election tapes, paper ballots, system logs, tally servers, computer storage devices, reports, canvasser paperwork and notes created during the election certification process. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated nearly $400 million to help local election clerks across the nation facilitate elections last fall -- including millions spent in Michigan.mlive.com
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Dominion Voting Systems sues Fox News for $1.6B in defamation lawsuit
Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election. Dominion said in the lawsuit that it tried repeatedly to set the record straight but was ignored by Fox News. Attorneys for Dominion said Fox News' behavior differs greatly from that of other media outlets that reported on the claims. Though Dominion serves 28 states, until the 2020 election it had been largely unknown outside the election community. Unlike Dominion, Smartmatic's participation in the 2020 election was restricted to Los Angeles County.cbsnews.com
Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims
FILE- In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, a Dominion Voting Systems voting machine is seen in Atlanta. Attorneys for Dominion said Fox News’ behavior differs greatly from that of other media outlets that reported on the claims. Though Dominion serves 28 states, until the 2020 election it had been largely unknown outside the election community. One employee, Eric Coomer, told the AP he had to go into hiding over death threats because of the false claims. A rival technology company, Smartmatic USA, also sued Fox News over election claims for a similar sum of money.
Sidney Powell tells court "no reasonable person" would take her voter fraud claims as fact
Washington — Lawyers for conservative attorney Sidney Powell told a federal court on Monday that "no reasonable person" would conclude her unfounded claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election were statements of fact as she fights a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems. In a filing with the federal district court in the District of Columbia, Powell argued Dominion's case against her should be dismissed, as "it was clear to reasonable persons" her statements were her own opinions and legal theories. If the court decides not to toss out the suit, Powell called for it to be moved to Texas. Dominion argued Powell caused the company "unprecedented harm" through her repeated allegations it bribed officials, colluded against Mr. Trump and flipped votes cast for the former president to boost President Biden. Its employees, Dominion argued, were the subject of harassment and threats as Powell's accusations spread among far-right conspiracy theorists.cbsnews.com
Ohio county rejects Dominion voting machines in response to pressure from Trump supporters
Dominion Voting Systems lost a sale of more than 1,400 new machines on Wednesday after commissioners for Stark County, Ohio, voted down the purchase — against a recommendation from the county's board of elections. BREAKING: @LookAheadOrg has helped secure another victory against "black box" machines, this time in Stark County, Ohio, where the county commission voted against proceeding with a contract to purchase such equipment. "There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised," CISA said in a statement. Dominion has continued to be plagued by false claims from prominent Trump supporters. Stark County's Board of Elections is led by Jeff Matthews, a Republican who also chairs the county's Republican party.cbsnews.com
Dominion's latest election suit, for $1.3 billion against MyPillow's Lindell, is 'definitely not the last,' CEO says
Dominion Voting Systems, a primary target of baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, will "definitely" file more lawsuits against those who pushed those false claims, the company's CEO said Tuesday. CEO John Poulos, whose company filed a $1.3 billion defamation suit a day earlier against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, confirmed that more legal action is coming, in an interview with CNBC's Eamon Javers on "Closing Bell." Asked directly if Dominion would sue Fox News, Poulos said, "We are not ruling anybody out." Spokespeople for Fox did not directly respond to CNBC's request for comment on Poulos' remarks. Dominion since January has also filed suits against former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell.cnbc.com
Dominion sues MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for $1.3 billion, claiming he profited from election conspiracies
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the West Wing of the White House before entering on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Dominion Voting Systems sued MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell on Monday, accusing the staunch ally of former President Donald Trump of pushing false conspiracies about the 2020 election "because the lie sells pillows." The lawsuit accuses Lindell and MyPillow of defamation and deceptive trade practices. In a phone interview with CNBC, Lindell said, "I'm very happy that they finally got that suit filed." The company also doubted that Lindell actually believes his claims about election fraud and Dominion.cnbc.com
Michigan's GOP candidate for governor says he'd cancel contracts with Dominion Voting Systems on 'day one'
click to enlarge Courtesy of Austin for GovernorAustin Chenge, the Republican businessman and Army veteran from Grand Rapids who's mounting a campaign against Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2022, says he would cancel the state's contracts with Dominion Voting Systems on "day one. "Dominion Voting Systems make the voting machines that are at the center of a debunked conspiracy theory alleging widespread election fraud, either because of computer glitches or something more sinister. "In present times, the argument that the requirement for Voter ID would disenfranchise a vast number of voters is no longer tenable or credible," he says. As Governor, I will extend this to Voter ID and ensure every Michigan voter has a Voter ID."OK. So the Chenge campaign message is this: if you don't trust elections, vote for Chenge.metrotimes.com
Michigan AG wants sanctions against lawyers who ‘fueled the fire of distrust’ before Capitol riot
“These lawyers must be held accountable for betraying the trust placed in them as members of the bar,” Nessel said in a statement issued Thursday. “Lawyers bear a special responsibility to uphold the rule of law, and these lawyers have done the opposite. “It is every fraudulent vote that disenfranchised Michigan voters,” Powell told MLive by email. “Fair elections free of fraud should be the goal of every elected official in Michigan and elsewhere. The attorneys targeted by Nessel’s request for sanctions hadn’t yet filed a formal response with the court.mlive.com
Dominion Voting Systems sues Giuliani over election claims, seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, voting machines fill the floor for early voting at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)WASHINGTON – Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president’s efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election. The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages for the voting machine company, a target for conservatives who made up wild claims about the company, blaming it for Trump's loss and alleging without evidence that its systems were easily manipulated. The company faced such a mountain of threats and criticism that one of its top executives went into hiding. The lawsuit also details Giuliani pitching supplements to cure their achy joints and muscles, offering a special discount code as he held up the bottles.
Dominion sues Rudy Giuliani in $1.3 billion defamation case, doesn't rule out suing Trump
Dominion Voting Systems filed another defamation lawsuit, this time against Rudy Giuliani, accusing him of spreading lies to "purposefully mislead voters" and causing "irreparable harm" to the company. It didn't rule out suing former President Donald Trump. Giuliani was deeply involved in Trump's efforts to overturn his loss to President Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Asked during a press call if Dominion would take legal action against Trump himself, Clare replied, "We're not ruling anybody out." Dominion's lawsuit said Giuliani never brought up allegations against Dominion in court.cnbc.com
‘I Want Them To Sue Me’: MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Says Lawsuit From Dominion Would Show Election Was Rigged
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — MyPillow CEO and President Donald Trump supporter Mike Lindell said to CBS News that he’d welcome a lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, which is threatening to sue Lindell for slander over his election fraud claims. In an interview with CBS News’ Sara Cook Monday, Lindell said that the lawsuit would allow him to show the world that the presidential election was rigged. Dominion sent legal letters to Lindell in December and early January over his false and conspiratorial claims about the machines being “rigged” or influencing the results of the U.S. Presidential election. The Republican donor, who has informally advised President Donald Trump, was seen leaving the West Wing carrying pages of notes that appear to outline a series of recommendations. Lindell said in an interview Saturday that Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s are among the retailers that will stop selling his products due to his continued support of conspiracy theories related to President Donald Trump’s election loss.detroit.cbslocal.com
Dominion Voting Sues Former Trump Lawyer Sydney Powell For $1.3 Billion
DENVER (CBS4) – Dominion Voting Systems has filed a lawsuit in Washington D.C. against President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Sydney Powell. The Denver-based voting technology company is pursing $1.3 billion in punitive and compensatory damages. POLITICO reports the case has been assigned to Judge Carl Nichols, who was appointed by President Trump. The 124-page complaint details Powell’s public statements and appearances claiming election fraud and machine hacking that allegedly changed votes for President Trump into votes for President-Elect Joe Biden. Dominion also counters claims from Powell that Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez was behind a plot to change votes.detroit.cbslocal.com
Dominion sues Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation
WASHINGTON – Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell on Friday, seeking at least $1.3 billion for Powell's “wild accusations” that the company rigged the presidential election for Joe Biden. “Dominion brings this action to set the record straight,” the company said in the suit filed in federal court in Washington. Powell has been representing Trump in a series of unsuccessful lawsuits filed to contest the election outcome. There was no widespread fraud in the election, which a range of election officials across the country including Trump’s former attorney general, William Barr, have confirmed. Eric Coomer, Dominion's security director, already has sued Powell, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the president's campaign for defamation after he was driven into hiding by death threats.
Dominion lawyers tell Mellissa Carone to cease ‘defamatory claims’
LANSING, Mich. – Dominion Voting Systems is taking action after finding themselves the target of President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The Grosse Pointe woman was a freelance IT worker for Dominion Voting Systems at Detroit’s TCF Center. Lawyers for US Dominion Inc.Last week the CEO of Dominion spoke out. You published these statements, even though you knew all along that your attacks on Dominion have no basis in reality. Lawyers for US Dominion Inc.READ: Michigan AG to GOP on voter fraud evidence: ‘Put up or shut up’
Dominion lawyers slam Mellissa Carone about 'outlandish' claims of election fraud in cease-and-desist letter
click to enlarge YouTube/screen grabMellissa Carone testifying before lawmakers in Lansing. Attorneys for Dominion Voting Systems lambasted Mellissa Carone in a scorching cease-and-desist letter after she made bizarre, baseless claims about the company helping rig the election for President-elect Joe Biden.Dominion Voting Systems, which has been the target of numerous false fraud allegations since the 2020 election, called Carone's claims “outlandish” and warned her that “litigation regarding these issues is imminent.”The letter also advised the Grosse Pointe Woods woman to preserve all communications between herself and Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, Jenna Ellis, and “any other member of the Trump campaign.”“You gained international infamy earlier this month as Rudy Giuliani's so-called 'star witness' who could supposedly corroborate outlandish accusations that Dominion has somehow rigged or otherwise improperly influenced the outcome of the Nov. 2020 U.S. presidential election,” attorneys Thomas Clare and Megan Meier said in the letter, first posted by Law & Crime “Without a shred of corroborating evidence, you have claimed that you witnessed several different versions of voter fraud—ranging from one story involving a van, to other accusations that votes were counted multiple times,” the letter continues. “You published these statements even though you knew all along that your attacks on Dominion have no basis in reality.”Carone’s off-the-wall testimony about alleged voter fraud in Michigan caught national attention, and she was parodied on Saturday Night Live. Two years before her testimony, police accused Carone of harassing her boyfriend's ex-wife and sending her videos of herself having sex with him. As a result, Carone was charged with obscenity and computer crime offenses.metrotimes.com
Michigan AG on lawsuit seeking to overturn election: ‘This is how democracies die’
Related: AG Barr: No evidence of voter fraud that’d change election outcome“This is how democracies die,” Nessel said Friday. “By virtue of these types of actions, which are unprecedented in American history.”Legal experts don’t believe the high court will hear the case. Despite that, four Michigan GOP congressmen have signed onto the case and 15 GOP state lawmakers. Nessel and the Attorney Generals of the other states have all filed briefs with the high court. Each member who signed their names on their respective briefs also won their own elections in 2020, which they are now asking to be invalidated.
Michigan AG responds to Texas lawsuit against state’s election process
Michigan’s election results faced another round of legal challenges in courts both big and small just four days before the Electoral College is slated to meet and finalize the 2020 election. In the U.S. Supreme Court, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel responded to the state of Texas, which is suing Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia -- three other key states that voted in favor of President-elect Joe Biden. Texas alleged that Michigan broke its own election laws to send absentee ballots to voters during a pandemic, and argued that the court should throw out millions of votes. More: Michigan AG: Texas AG Paxton’s election lawsuit is clear signal request for pardon by TrumpNessel said the claims in the lawsuit are “absurd” and already have been debunked in lower courts. The scheme has been floated and then called for by President Trump, his campaign and his legal team before and after the presidential election in an effort to overturn election results.
Dominion Voting Systems agrees to testify before Michigan Senate Oversight Committee
An election software company at the center of unproven allegations of fraud has agreed to testify before a Michigan legislative committee next week. Senate Oversight Committee Chair Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, confirmed he received a letter from Dominion Voting Systems CEO Joh Poulos agreeing to send a representative to field questions from lawmakers. House Oversight Chair Matt Hall, R-Marshall, wrote two letters to Poulos on Nov. 23 and Dec. 4 asking him to testify before the committee. State and county officials have said Dominion Voting Systems tabulators used in Antrim County operated correctly. Guy said the mistakes were a result of “human error” when she testified before the House and Senate Oversight Committee earlier this month.mlive.com