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MyPillow files $1.6 billion countersuit against Dominion Voting Systems

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stevicus, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. Stevicus

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    MyPillow files $1.6 billion suit to counter Dominion defamation case (cnbc.com)

    The suit makes a distinction between MyPillow and Lindell, claiming that Lindell was speaking only for himself, not for MyPillow. The lawyer for Dominion called the suit "meritless."

     
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    He would be smart to separate himself from his company because it is a huge asset that could be lost due to losing the suit against him.

    If he is claiming a free speech stand as a counter suit I can't see that working since libel and slander are not protected speech. But it's absurd because Dominion isn't part of any government agency that is violating his rights. If his lawyers are going that route they probably aren't very objective or competent.
     
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    I'm expecting that by this time next year, we're going to start seeing ads for Dominion Pillows.
     
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  4. Revoltingest

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    Only the lawyers will win.
    We need a loser pay legal system in this country.
    (Of course, it'll never happen. Liberals & lawyers
    are too in love with the right to file bogus suits.)
     
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    I think if it results in guilty parties paying for their wrongs against legitimate companies by spreading lies about them, then the public wins. We all win, expect for the liars.
     
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    The problem is that baseless suits, SLAPP suits, & malicious
    suits are costly, & work great injustice against innocent parties.
    Anyone who brings suit should be confident of a win. If not,
    they should be ready to compensate the defendant for damages
    they cause.
     
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    Yes, SLAPP suits are an issue. But Mr. Pillow Head getting sued, is not a SLAPP suit. It's a legit libel suit.

     
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    The other kinds of suits are bad too...even
    worse because of their ubiquity.

    But I'm thinking more about his counter-suit,
    which looks meritless.
     
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    So the MyPillow guy is a liberal?
     
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    I guess the same could be said of his attorney.
     
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    It is a suit that has such low merit that it will almost certainly be tossed out of court. And it will likely only hurt him in regards to Dominion's lawsuit against him.
     
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    I am not so sure about that. His attorney is probably demanding payment in advance.
     
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    Not evidence, but this lawyer seems to usually know his stuff:

     
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    It's not only liberals and lawyers. Companies and rich people also like to end legal disputes by simply outspending the opposing party.
     
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    He strikes me as being of the lawyer ilk.
    Note how he's attracted to politics, which
    is a nest riddled with such predators.

    IRL & on RF, the loser pay system is typically
    fervently opposed by liberals, who favor the
    right to sue anyone for anything without any
    responsibility for unjust damage done.
    They've said they like the idea that the little
    guy can **** up the big guy...no matter the cost.
     
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    Still, the defendant incurs legal costs in addressing
    even meritless suits. MyPillow guy should be forced
    to hold them harmless (pay their costs).
     
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  18. Revoltingest

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    I was speaking of those who advocate against loser-pay.
    Of course, the system is what it is, & everyone is stuck
    with dysfunctional rules. So such behavior becomes the
    rule for all. A loser-pay system will tend to keep all in line.
     
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    Considering the vast amounts of money involved in these suits, MyPillow guy is going to have to sell a lot of pillows to be able to cover those costs.
     
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    It's why we make money, ie, to do things we want to do.

    When I've faced wrongful lawsuits, it's often cheaper
    to pay them off than to go to court & win. I never
    settle them. I'd rather spend the extra money to win.
    Why?
    1) It's immoral to incentivize legal extortion.
    2) I'm a stubborn *****************.

    Pardon me French.
     
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