Skip to comments.Supreme Court allows defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to proceed
Posted on 10/03/2022 1:35:37 PM PDT by JSM_Liberty
Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell can move forward after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider Lindell’s attempt to block the case. No vote count was made public. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson did not take part in consideration of the case.
Dominion is seeking $1.3 billion in damages, claiming it was harmed by unfounded statements from Lindell and other allies of former President Donald Trump that Dominion rigged its machines in favor of Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
Lindell has denied any wrongdoing. Lindell was appealing a lower court ruling that previously said Dominion lawsuit could proceed. In that ruling, Judge Carl Nichols wrote that “in addition to alleging that Lindell’s claims are inherently improbable, that his sources are unreliable, and that he has failed to acknowledge the validity of countervailing evidence, Dominion has alleged numerous instances in which Lindell told audiences to purchase MyPillow products after making his claims of election fraud and providing MyPillow promotional codes related to those theories.” The company “has adequately alleged that Lindell made his claims knowing that they were false or with reckless disregard for the truth,” Nichols wrote.
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Ha! I hope this story is true, although the source is suspect. I’ll send CNN 5 of my pillow if they win, just to sweeten the pot.
Could make discovery interesting????
Maybe Mike can introduce his evidence in court, finally, that justifies his allegations - I think Dominion will have a hard time excluding that evidence if truth is a defense to a defamation claim. I would like to be in the courtroom when that happens.
Odds are 90% that Dominion tries to settle before trial to avoid the public admission of evidence, but they will drag it out past the 2024 presidential election before offering to settle.
Hawking your product in a broadcast that assails another party is not good.
Still, Dominion has to prove damages, and that’s where discovery will get fun.
Fine, let discovery and litigation proceed as at the end-of-the-day I am confident that the first amendment—Trump-related or not—will win. Otherwise, every one of us will be at risk of being sued for what we say or claim.
Dominiion’s got too many stories in too many states for it to be called defamation.
Does Lindell have hard evidence to back his claims? I hope so.
Defamation is hard to prove in a court. Aside from saying something false, there has to be some kind of intent to damage the other party. Since he apparently made the claim repeatedly, he can’t just say he ‘misspoke’.
Then why is the New York Times still in business?
They want the gross domestic product of a small country in “damages?” What a bunch of BS.
Do you think discovery, or the same type of discovery, is applicable in a civil suit different than a criminal one? I honestly don’t know.
Meanwhile, Lindell should go after the FBI for illegal search and seizure of his home contrary to the 4th Amendment requirement for probable cause BEFORE such search or seizure.
Explain why you hope it is true
Which is every company that ever advertised on ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN/MSNBC, etc. Those outlets are nothing more than puppets for the Democrat Party and bash Republicans and Trump just about 24/7.
Unless you think it's only a problem when it's the other way around.
because, then the truth might prevail? Or at least get a fair hearing?
“Then why is the New York Times still in business?”
Never fight anyone who buys ink by the barrel! ;)
So you don’t have freedom of speech? You can’t hold an opinion?
Now, Dominion can no longer avoid Discovery...
Let the Games begin!
Hard to see how this company can have over a billion in damages to reputation when they only make 6 million or so a year.
“Which is every company that ever advertised on ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN/MSNBC, etc. Those outlets are nothing more than puppets for the Democrat Party and bash Republicans and Trump just about 24/7. Unless you think it’s only a problem when it’s the other way around.”
If that company’s advertisement made a similar charge within the advertisement then that company can be sued, as well.
Don’t get me wrong: I hope Lindell wins. That’s one of the reasons why I said discovery could be fun, because Dominion has to prove it was damaged. That could mean opening up its books to discovery.
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