Friday, August 13, 2021

Dominion Sues Newsmax, OAN Over 2020 Election Claims; Judge Rules Dominion Defamation Suits Against Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Mike Lindell Can Proceed, and related stories

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Dominion sues Newsmax, OAN over 2020 election claims:
Dominion Voting Systems on Tuesday sued Newsmax and One America News, alleging the conservative networks defamed the company, which sells voting hardware and software, by pushing false claims about the 2020 election.
“This barrage of lies by the defendants and others have caused — and continue to cause — severe damage to our company, customers, and employees,” said Dominion CEO John Poulos, who is seeking $1.6 billion from both media outlets.
The suits accuse the networks’ anchors of promoting false allegations that Dominion committed fraud by rigging the election in favor of President Biden, despite officials, including former Attorney General William P. Barr and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, rebutting of such claims.
The voting company argues the outlets “made the intentional and knowing choice to publicize the lies about Dominion as truth, creating an alternate reality that continues to dupe millions of Americans into believing that Dominion stole the 2020 election from Trump.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Judge rules Dominion defamation suits against Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Mike Lindell can proceed _
A federal judge in the District on Wednesday ruled that Dominion Voting Systems‘ three defamation lawsuits can proceed against former Trump attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani, pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols rejected the three Trump allies’ requests to dismiss the suits, which allege that they made false and defamatory claims that the voting company rigged the 2020 election in favor of President Biden.
The voting machine provider is seeking $1.3 billion in each of the three lawsuits, which have been consolidated.
In the 44-page ruling, Judge Nichols denied Mr. Giuliani’s claim that Dominion should only be allowed to recover lost profits as special damages because it is a corporation.
The court, he said, is “not aware” of any case that requires a corporate plaintiff alleging defamation against itself to plead special damages. --->READ MORE HERE
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