Mike Lindall Faces Court Hearing Over Missing Dominion Payments

(RepublicanPress.org) – Mike Lindell beat the odds when he founded MyPillow while living in his sister’s basement. However, his rags-to-riches story started taking a turn for the worse when he began pushing unproven rumors that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. He’s currently facing a libel and slander lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems related to his claims. He’s facing a possible hearing over missing court-ordered payments after the judge dismissed his cross-claim motion.

On April 16, Smartmatic USA, another voting machine company and third-party defendant in Dominion’s lawsuit, filed a motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia seeking a status conference to address concerns related to Lindell and MyPillow’s financial solvency. The pleading asked the court to set a date for that hearing within 30 days.

In late 2021, Lindell’s legal team filed a pleading detailing his “answer and counterclaims” to Dominion’s civil action and adding a few new claims against Smartmatic. In May 2022, the court dismissed the counterclaims and ordered Lindell and his attorneys to pay some of the fees and costs Smartmatic incurred defending itself against his allegations.

Then, in early April 2023, Smartmatic filed a defamation suit against Lindell. Six months later, two law firms representing Lindell and his company filed separate motions to withdraw as counsel. They claimed the MyPillow founder owed them “millions of dollars in arrears” and asserted that their continued representation would lead to additional costs and fees Lindell and his company couldn’t pay.

Given Lindell’s recent need to hire new lawyers and his representations involving his financial condition, Smartmatic requested the conference to discuss his ability to pay the fees and costs imposed when the court dismissed his counterclaims against the voting machine company.

Smartmatic conferred with the counsel for Lindell and MyPillow, and they didn’t oppose the motion. As of April 22, US District Judge Carl John Nichols, a 2019 Donald Trump nominee, hasn’t responded to the pleading or docketed the requested status conference.

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