Judge Denies Powell, Giuliani and My Pillow Motions to Dismiss Dominion’s Defamation Suit
U.S. Dominion’s defamation suits against Kraken lawyer Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell will proceed. Yesterday, Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court in D.C. denied the defendants’ motions to dismiss in their entirety in a combined opinion.
Each of the different defendants made slightly different claims, but Judge Nichols rejected them all. Powell, for example, tried to argue that her allegations about Dominion voting machines were simply matters of opinion, and therefore could not be defamatory. No dice, Judge Nichols explained.
Powell contends that no reasonable person could conclude that her statements were statements of fact because they “concern the 2020 presidential election, which wa both bitter and controversial,” Powell’s Mot. at 38, and were made “as an attorney-advocate for [Powell’s] preferred candidate and in support of her legal and political positions,” id. at 39. As an initial matter, there is no blanket immunity for statements tha
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