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Politics Sydney Powell's defense in the $1.3 billion Dominion lawsuit may be used against her in Michigan sanctions effort

20:30  08 april  2021
20:30  08 april  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

Dominion demands ex-Michigan lawmaker retract voter fraud claims

  Dominion demands ex-Michigan lawmaker retract voter fraud claims Dominion Voting Systems released a statement demanding former Michigan state Sen. Patrick Colbeck retract "false claims" he has made alleging the company of fraud in public presentations. © Provided by Washington Examiner The company accused Colbeck of waging a "disinformation campaign" while touring the state to give presentations called "Case for MI Decertification," during which he claimed Dominion was "stealing the election" from former President Donald Trump, according to the complaint document obtained by Detroit News.

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  • Michigan's attorney general said Powell made "stunning admissions" in the Dominion lawsuit.
  • The state said those admissions should be further reason to sanction Powell.
  • Powell and others are facing defamation lawsuits for claims made about 2020 election fraud.
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Sidney Powell's defense in the $1.3 billion Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit is being used against her in a court case over unsubstantiated claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential race.

After suing Fox News for $1.6 billion, Dominion has its eye on other media outlets as well as Donald Trump, a lawyer for the voting-machine company said

  After suing Fox News for $1.6 billion, Dominion has its eye on other media outlets as well as Donald Trump, a lawyer for the voting-machine company said Dominion Voting Systems could sue other media outlets beyond Fox News, as well as individual Fox personalities, attorney Tom Clare told Axios.It could also sue individual Fox staff, and the company also hasn't ruled out suing former president Donald Trump, Tom Clare told Axios Monday.

Powell, an attorney who became widely known after filing multiple lawsuits and floating conspiracy theories about 2020 election fraud, claimed "no reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact" in her defense against a defamation lawsuit brought by election-technology company Dominion.

Now, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says Powell's statement is another reason a federal court should approve sanctions against her, Forbes first reported, citing a legal filing.

Powell "made a series of stunning admissions," in the Dominion lawsuit that addressed statements about election fraud, "many of which also were made to this Court," the filing said.

Nessel asked a federal court in January to sanction Powell and three other attorneys over a lawsuit in Michigan that requested the state overturn its elections results, claiming fraud in President Joe Biden's defeat of former President Donald Trump.

Rudy Giuliani’s Motion to Dismiss Says that Even if He Did Defame Dominion the Company Cannot Recover Certain Damages

  Rudy Giuliani’s Motion to Dismiss Says that Even if He Did Defame Dominion the Company Cannot Recover Certain Damages Rudy Giuliani, former U.S. Attorney and former mayor of New York City, has filed a motion to dismiss a billion-dollar lawsuit against him brought by a voting machine vendor earlier this year. The post Rudy Giuliani’s Motion to Dismiss Says that Even if He Did Defame Dominion the Company Cannot Recover Certain Damages first appeared on Law & Crime.“Giuliani denies that he has defamed [Dominion Voting Systems] or that he has engaged in any wrongful or malicious conduct toward [Dominion Voting Systems],” the relatively brief, 13-page filing notes.

In her filing to the federal court this week, Nessel said Powell's defense in the Dominion lawsuit proves that the attorney's behavior "warrants sanctions because it unreasonably multiplied the proceedings in this case and abused the judicial process."

Powell did not respond to Insider's requests for comment.

Read more: Trump-ally media outlet OAN quietly deleted articles about Dominion despite publicly doubling down on election conspiracy theories

Powell, who was hired and then fired by former President Trump, claimed Dominion and Smartmatic, which is also suing her, used their voting machines to falsify votes in the 2020 presidential election.

Her law firm filed lawsuits regarding 2020 election fraud in Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin, all of which lost in court.

Powell isn't the only one facing legal repercussions for claims made about the 2020 election. Former President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Fox News, and MyPillow Chief Executive Officer Mike Lindell are also facing defamation lawsuits from the election-technology companies.

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Arizona Senate hires four firms to audit Maricopa County 2020 election .
The Republican-led Arizona state Senate announced Wednesday four auditing firms have been hired to recount the 2.1 million ballots cast in the Maricopa County general election last year. © Provided by Washington Examiner The partisan effort, as Democrats oppose the audit as a "dangerous fishing expedition," shows that nearly five months after the 2020 election, allies of former President Donald Trump are still fighting to investigate possible issues with the contest, even with election officials stressing no widespread issues and the courts rejecting a slew of election fraud lawsuits.

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