Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell may proceed after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider Lindell’s attempt to block the case.
No vote count was published. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson did not take part in the review of the case.
Dominion is seeking $1.3 billion in damages, claiming it was harmed by unsubstantiated statements by 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 appealed a lower court ruling that previously said the Dominion lawsuit could proceed.
In that ruling, Judge Carl Nichols wrote: “In addition to alleging that Lindell’s claims were inherently improbable, that his sources were unreliable, and that he failed to acknowledge the validity of counterevidence, Dominion has alleged numerous instances in which Lindell has disclosed it to the public said I would purchase MyPillow products after making allegations of voter fraud and providing MyPillow promotional codes related to those theories.”
The company “has appropriately claimed that Lindell made its claims with knowledge that they were false or with a reckless disregard for the truth,” Nichols wrote.
https://abc13.com/supreme-court-mypillow-mike-lindell-defamation-lawsuit/12292294/ The US Supreme Court allows the defamation case against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to continue