Mike Lindell’s lawyer refuses to attend the upcoming meeting of Dominion’s defamation proceedings.
They also refuse to hand over discovery materials, according to new court filings.
Lindel’s lawyer states that he will not participate until the Supreme Court has heard all appeals.
Mike Lindell’s lawyer, CEO of My Pillow, is avoiding requests for discovery. Dominion’s $ 1.3 billion defamation proceedingAccording to a court submission in a vast defamation case.
of Filing submitted to the judge on Monday nightOther lawyers in the case say Lindel’s lawyer stopped attending a meeting designed to hash the case’s schedule the day after Dominion’s lawyer provided them with a request for paperwork.
“Lindel and My Pillow are ordered by the court and the parties [scheduling] The meeting probably reflects their efforts to refrain from meeting plaintiffs’ production demands made the day before. “
The filing was signed by a lawyer representing all other parties to the case, including Dominion, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and Smartmatic. Attorneys Mike Lindell and My Pillow did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Dominion sued Lindel and his pillow company in February 2021 and claimed to have damaged the company when it pushed forward a false conspiracy theory about the role of the election technology company in the 2020 elections.
Around the same time, Dominion was also two lawyers who worked for former President Donald Trump, pushing Giuliani and Powell on the false theory that elections were fraudulent for the benefit of current President Joe Biden. I sued.
Meanwhile, Judge Carl J. Nichols of the US District Court, who oversees the proceedings, said: Dismissed motion to dismiss proceedings from Lindel, Powell and Giuliani.. Nichols also integrates them into one case and brings them to trial in parallel. Lindel failed to convince Nichols and My Pillow to be considered separate organizations, with Dominion, a public relations firm Hamilton Place Strategies, and Smartmatic, another election technology firm involved in election conspiracy theories. I counterclaimed.
To move the case forward, in September Nichols met with all parties and ordered them to hash the discovery process and the schedule of additional motions. According to the new filing, Dominion wants Lindel, Giuliani, and Powell to hand over documents related to what they said about Dominion in media interviews and testimony records.
However, after attending several scheduling meetings, Lindel’s lawyer informed others on January 6 that he did not want to attend the scheduling meetings anymore. Lindel’s lawyer said he would appeal that Nichols had dismissed the motion to dismiss the Supreme Court and would not participate in discovery until then.
“The position of Lindel and My Pillow is to refuse to participate in the integrated discovery until the court’s appeal of dismissal of the motion has been completely exhausted,” said the new filing. If necessary, appeal seriously from both orders to the US Supreme Court. “
Powell and Giuliani have not appealed to Nichols’ decision. Their lawyers said in a new filing that they believe they will win their case through summary judgment, which is the procedure by which judges decide the case without a jury trial.
Until then, Dominion had asked Nichols for a September 29 deadline for each party to hand over discovery materials prior to the upcoming trial in 2023.
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