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10Sep/210

From Mike Lindell to OAN, here’s everyone Dominion and Smartmatic are suing over election conspiracy theories so far

Three side-by-side images of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani are being indicted by Dominion.

Conspiracy theorists affirm Dominion and Smartmatic "flipped" referendums from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. The ballot technology business are now suing the people who spread those contends. Here's who's being indicted so far. Visit the Business section of Insider for more floors.

Dominion and Smartmatic have launched a series of defamation disputes against individuals and groups who spread election forgery scheme thoughts related to their voting machines during the 2020 presidential election.

Dominion filed a $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox News on Friday, and more could be on their style . Jurisdiction has sent cease-and-desist notices and messages to preserve documents to more than 150 people, and its CEO previously told CNBC that the company was "not ruling anyone out."

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, parties turned to alternative ways to vote in the election, and voter scam scheme assumptions swiftly sprung up.

One posited that Dominion and Smartmatic developed technology that "flipped" votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden through a technique developed with the regime of the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

The theory has been fully debunked. That didn't stop pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and Trump's former personal solicitor Rudy Giuliani from pushing elements of the conjecture while filing a series of miscarried prosecutions seeking to overturn the results of the election. Lindell has also spread misinformation about the machines, saying Dominion "built them to cheat."

As well as inducing the label "radioactive" and putting its multiyear contracts in jeopardy, distributed according to its advocate Tom Clare, the allegations about Dominion too placed its employees in danger, the company wrote in a lawsuit.

Its customer support number received a voicemail message saying "we're bringing back the firing squad, " it wrote in the clothing in January. The need for increased personal security cost Dominion $565,000, according to the lawsuit, making its total payments attributed to the vote fraud claims to approximately $1.2 million.

Here's a schedule of everyone is being indicted so far.

Sidney Powell by Dominion and Smartmatic

Sidney Powell Attorney Sidney Powell at a Trump Campaign press conference.

Dominion was the first to snap.

On January 8, it registered a libel clothing against pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, aiming $1.3 billion in damages.

Powell was one of the faces of the Trump campaign's law team in November, but Trump kicked her off the team after she floated her scheme presumption at a press conference.

Despite being purified from Trump's "Elite Strike Force" law squad Powell consumed her false theories as the premise of four federal lawsuits seeking to overturn the election result. All of them failed, and some have resulted in motions for her to be disbarred.

Dominion's lawsuit alleges that Powell's claims induced the company business losings after she baselessly accused the company of fraud, referendum rigging, and bribery.

"Powell's proclamations were calculated to -- and did in fact -- provoke outrage and begin Dominion enormous injure, " Tom Clare, the lawyer representing Dominion, wrote in the lawsuit.

The 124 -page defamation lawsuit also outlines how Powell developed coin from her media tour peddling her scheme ideology through a corporate vehicle announced "Defending the Republic, " also mentioned as a party in the lawsuit.

Powell responded by tweeting that the lawsuit "is baseless& filed to harass, intimidate,& to drain our resources as we aim the truth of #DominionVotingSystems' capacity in this fraudulent election."

Smartmatic filed a libel dispute against Powell a month last-minute, litigating her at the same time it sued Rudy Giuliani, a fellow plot theorist, and Fox News.

The company claimed that Powell and Giuliani used right-wing media shops like Fox News to make their conspiracy conjectures get viral.

"These accuseds are primary the resources of much of the false information, " the company said. "Their unfounded accusations were reproduced by other media shops, writers, bloggers and influencers the world over."

A federal referee Wednesday denied Powell's motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

Rudy Giuliani by Dominion and Smartmatic

Rudy Giuliani Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani at a Trump Campaign press conference.

On January 26, Dominion filed a defamation dres againstRudy Giuliani, Trump's now-former personal solicitor, again aiming $1.3 billion in damages.

In the lawsuit, Dominion accused Giuliani of creating "a viral disinformation campaign about Dominion, " referring to more than 50 of his statements.

Through hearings, television looks, Twitter, and his own YouTube show, it said, Giuliani frequently accused Dominion of referendum fraud and misrepresented the company's security measures while doing so.

He "cashed in by hosting a podcast where he manipulated poll fibs to busines amber coins, adds-on, cigars and protection from 'cyberthieves, '" Dominion wrote in the lawsuit.

The 107 -page document likewise cited several other people who said they felt Giuliani's says, which it insisted displayed the scope of the damage.

"Rudy Giuliani actively transmitted disinformation to purposefully mislead voters, " Dominion CEO John Poulos said in a statement. "Because Giuliani and others ceaselessly reiterated the inaccurate claims about my firm on a variety of media scaffolds, some of our own family and friends are among the Americans who were duped."

In a statement, Giuliani said he welcomed the lawsuit and recommended "hes not" previously done a thorough investigation of Dominion's practices.

A federal reviewer Wednesday denied Giuliani's motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

Smartmatic too included Giuliani as a defendant in its lawsuit filed under February.

The company said Giuliani used the scheme theories to enrich himself.

"He supposedly would seek thousands of dollars ($ 20,000/ daytime) in costs from President Trump to spread the floor and file frivolous suits, " Smartmatic wrote in its lawsuit.

"He would also use the attention brought to him as one of the primary storytellers to sell many commodities- from coppers to complements to name forgery protection."

Mike Lindell by Dominion

mike lindell trump MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

On February 22, Dominion filed a libel dres against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, also seeking $1.3 billion in damages.

Lindell is a staunch ally of former chairman Donald Trump and a major GOP donor, who has repeatedly corroborated Trump's affirms challenging the coherence of the election.

Dominion's lawsuit alleged Lindell of frequently stirring fallaciou accusations while knowing there was no plausible sign to support its statement of claim. As well as revivals, interrogations, and a two-hour movie, Lindell exerted his social-media charts to spread his baseless claims of voter fraud.

In the lawsuit, Dominion claimed Lindell expended the claims as a way to ramp up his pillow auctions, marketing on far-right media shops that parroted his claims and sponsoring a bus tour that sought to invalidate the results of the elections. Lindell told Insider that retailer boycotts of MyPillow following the insurrection have expensed him hundreds of millions of dollars in business.

He "knowingly lied about Dominion to sell more pillows to people who continued tuning in to hear what they wanted to hear about the election, " Dominion wrote.

Lindell told Insider Dominion had "zero, zero, zero" chance of winning. The lawsuits were part of cancel culture's attempts at stillness enunciates, he said.

"I looked at it as a big day for America when they sued me, " Lindell added. "I can make the evidence for the whole world to see, and it'll be public record, and the media will quit trying to suppress it."

A federal referee Wednesday denied Lindell's motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

Fox News by Smartmatic and Dominion

Donald Trump Fox News A close-up of the Fox News Channel website with a picture of President Donald Trump displayed on a smartphone.

On February 4, Smartmatic registered a $2.7 billion prosecution against Fox News, accusing it of waging disinformation campaigns about the company's role in the 2020 election.

"In November and December 2020, Fox News broadcast several reports territory and implying that Smartmatic had secured and rigged the 2020 referendum, " the company said.

"They recited the false-hearted claims and accusations on breeze and in articles and social media postings that were together experienced by millions in the US and even more around the world."

Fox called the lawsuit "meritless" and asked a evaluate to dismiss the case.

On March 26, Dominion likewise registered a suit against Fox News. The $1.6 billion clothing- its biggest more- claimed that the network gave prominence to the election-fraud claims as a tactic to revive viewership as ratings put after President Donald Trump's loss.

The voting-technology firm said that Fox News "sold a fraudulent tale of poll scam in order to serve its own commercial-grade purposes, dangerously disabling Dominion in the process."

In a statement, Fox News said: "Fox News Media is proud of our 2020 poll coverage, which stands in the highest tradition of American journalism, and will forcefully defend against this baseless litigation in court."

A Fox News representative told Insider in February that the network moved several "fact-check" segments "prior to any lawsuit chatter."

While several of its news shows reported that there was no evidence of Dominion's systems reforming referendums, Fox News, in particular its sentiment multitudes, "questioned the results of the election or pushed plot assumptions about it at least 774 times" in the two weeks after the network called the race, according to Media Matters.

Jeanine Pirro, Maria Bartiromo, and Lou Dobbs by Smartmatic

Jeanine Pirro, Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs Fox News hosts Jeanine Pirro, Maria Bartiromo, and Lou Dobbs.

Smartmatic's 285 -page lawsuit against Fox News too named the hosts Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro as defendants.

Smartmatic said the hosts had offered Powell and Giuliani a platform and endorsed their falsehoods.

Bartiromo, Pirro, and Dobbs all registered separate motions to dismiss the lawsuit.

Fox News canceled Dobbs' show days after the lawsuit was registered and "says hes" would no longer have a relationship with the network. It added that the move had been planned.

Newsmax by Dominion

Rudy Giuliani on Newsmax. Newsmax hosted Powell and Giuliani on its pictures.

Dominion filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Newsmax, the right-wing outlet owned and run by Trump's friend Chris Ruddy, on Tuesday.

Newsmax was slow to acknowledge the reality of Biden's victory in the November 2020 poll. Dominion alleged Newsmax of promoting falsifications about the company in order to compete with Fox News, which had properly recognized Biden's victory in November.

"Newsmax chose to prioritize its gains over the truth, " the lawsuit said. "For Ruddy and Newsmax, the facts did not matter. What mattered was feeding the gathering what it missed -- even if it was spreading false information. And the scoot to the bottom began in earnest, dragging Dominion down with it."

After the election, the network likewise hosted Powell and Giuliani. By enabling them to spout their inaccurate speculations unchallenged on Newsmax's curricula, this amounted to defamation, Dominion said.

Newsmax representative Brian Peterson told Insider that the media organization was simply reporting on what notable chassis said.

"While Newsmax has not reviewed the Dominion filing, in the insurance coverage of the 2020 Presidential elections, Newsmax simply reported on allegations made by well-known public figures, as the president, his advisors and members of Congress -- Dominion's action today is a clear attempt to squelch such reporting and undermine a free press, " Peterson said.

One America News by Dominion

one america news oan A One America News reported.

Dominion filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against One America News( OAN ) Tuesday, accusing it of engaging "in a scoot to the bottom with Fox and other channels such as Newsmax to spread false and constructed stories about referendum fraud."

OAN refused to acknowledge Biden's victory in the 2020 ballot even as Fox News and Newsmax plucked back on far-fetched election claims and aired videos attesting to the legitimacy of the results.

Dominion said that OAN's misrepresentations contributed toward the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 and that it libelled Dominion by broadcasting "Absolute Proof, " Lindell's scheme theory-filled documentary about voter fraud.

Dominion too accused OAN hosts Chanel Rion and Christina Bobb of enlarging and spreading inaccurate demands about Dominion.

After Dominion threatened to sue OAN for defamation in December, OAN told Dominion of a countersuit.

Patrick Byrne by Dominion

patrick byrne overstock Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne.

Dominion filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne Tuesday.

The lawsuit alleges Byrne, a stanch Trump ally, of waging "a defamatory disinformation campaign against Dominion" in collaboration with Powell, Giuliani, Lindell, and others. This includes pushing election conspiracy presumptions in video appearances, a blog succession, a notebook, and a movie, Dominion said.

"Byrne continues to stick to his manufactured, inherently implausible, profitable, and demonstrable lies, " the lawsuit said.

Dominion is 'still exploring' whether to sue Trump over election lies

Trump Former President Donald Trump.

More prosecutions could be on their nature, with Dominion's CEO telling CNBC in February that the company was "not ruling anyone out" after sending cease-and-desist notices and admonishes to preserve documents to more than 150 beings.

Asked immediately if Dominion would litigate Trump, Shackelford, an advocate at Susman Godfrey LLP, told Insider's Jacob Shamsian Tuesday that the company has not settled it out.

"We are still exploring options as to how to hold other participants in the campaign of lies against Dominion to account, " Shackelford said.

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30Apr/210

Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer said the feds raiding his Manhattan apartment is a ‘clear example of a corrupt double standard’

giuliani Rudy Giuliani gestures during an image before the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan, on December 2, 2020.

The FBI attacked Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment Wednesday in connection with a probe into his Ukraine distributes. Giuliani's lawyer said it is a "corrupt double standard" that feds didn't execute a search warrant against Hunter Biden as well. The DOJ greenlighted a search warrant against Giuliani following Merrick Garland's corroboration as attorney general. See more narrations on Insider's business page.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's advocate said federal researchers attacking his Manhattan apartment is a "clear example of a corrupt double standard" in a statement he secreted Wednesday night.

Federal sleuths executed a search warrant and impounded electronic designs from Giuliani's dwelling earlier Wednesday in connection with a criminal probe into Giuliani's considers in Ukraine, The New York Times reported.

In October 2019, Prosecutors accused two of Giuliani's affiliates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman cured dig up dirt on Biden and "his fathers", current President Joe Biden, ahead of the 2020 ballot. Parnas and Fruman were both arrested on costs of campaign finance violations as part of a scheme to pour foreign fund into US elections.

A federal criminal investigation into Giuliani resumed last month, and the Justice Department approved the search warrant against Giuliani following Merrick Garland's evidence as united states attorney general. Roots told The Times that Justice Department under former President Donald Trump previously outwitted efforts to secure a authorize against Giuliani, who dishes as Trump's personal lawyer.

In a statement released in response to the raid, Giuliani's solicitor Robert J. Costello said there was a "corrupt doubled standard" and pointed out that investigators did not execute a search warrant against Hunter Biden, who had been under GOP scrutiny due to his ties to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

"This compares with multiple proveds occurrences of failure to file as a foreign agent contained on the Biden hard drive which the FBI and the Department of Justice has ignored, " Costello wrote in a statement issued. "You have not seen the residence of Hunter Biden raided by the FBI with search warrants."

"This behavior of the justice department, enabled by a compliant media, feeing roughshod over the constitutional rights of anyone involved in, or legally attacking, former President Donald J. Trump is becoming the rule, rather than the exception, " Costello continued.

Costello said investigators "left behind the only electronics that contain evidence of crimes, the Hunter Biden hard drives, " which Giuliani had offered the FBI on "several occasions, " but operators slumped. Giuliani's son Andrew Giuliani likewise told reporters earlier Wednesday that the hard drives were to stay in the apartment.

Hunter Biden was under GOP scrutiny following a disputed article by The New York Post about a laptop purportedly belonging to Biden. Intelligence experts said they trusted the legend has "all the classic earmarks of a Russian knowledge operation."

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