Game Changer For Mike Lindell Vs. Dominion and Smartmatic: Law Firm Drops Him
Posted On June 6, 2021
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From Conservative Brief:
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is fighting a battle for what he believes in, for this nation, and he has had to do it at great risk to his own personal finances and has just about had to go it alone.
That tend continued last week when he was dropped by the law firm representing him in a cased against Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic as the firm even cut ties with the attorney who took the case, Law & Crime reported.
Minneapolis attorney Alex J. Beck was the one who signed on to Lindell’s lawsuit against the two companies.
“Late last night, firm management became aware of the filing of the complaint which was done without receiving firm authorization pursuant to internal firm approval procedures,” the law firm Barnes & Thornburg said to Law&Crime in an email on Friday. “The firm has withdrawn as local counsel in this matter and has ended the client relationship. The attorney representing the client in this matter is no longer with the firm.”
“Pursuant to Rule 83.5(a)(1) of the Local Rules of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, the undersigned counsel hereby notifies the Court and counsel that Alec J. Beck has changed his firm affiliation and contact information,” Beck said in a notice to the court. “No attorney from Barnes & Thornburg LLP remains of record and the firm’s appearance is thus withdrawn.”
Beck’s co-counsel in the matter, attorneys Douglas A. Daniels and Heath A. Novosad, are of Houston, Texas. They have both filed paperwork for admission pro hac vice in the District of Minnesota — that is, to handle the Lindell matter only. To do so, they need an attorney admitted to practice in the District of Minnesota to serve as “local counsel.”
In an email to Law&Crime, Daniels confirmed that Beck would remain on as local counsel despite his departure from Barnes & Thornburg. Daniels declined to go into detail about whether Beck’s separation from his now-former law firm was fair under the circumstances.
The CEO filed the federal lawsuit against Dominion and another voting machines company after filing his first lawsuit against Dominion in April for $1.6 billion, Business Insider reported.
In the latest lawsuit, filed in federal court in Minnesota, Lindell accuses Dominion and another company, Smartmatic, of “weaponizing the litigation process to silence political dissent and suppress evidence showing voting machines were manipulated to affect outcomes in the November 2020 general election.
The lawsuit also features quotes from famous dystopian novels and the English playwright William Shakespeare.
One of the included quotes is attributed to Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”: “But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can’t last.”
Another quote is from George Orwell’s “1984”: “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth.”
“Lindell will prove that the Dominion Defendants, acting in concert and as part of an unlawful enterprise alongside the Smartmatic Defendants, have weaponized the court system and the litigation process in an attempt to silence Lindell’s and others’ political speech about election fraud and the role of electronic voting machines in it,” the lawsuit said. “In the specific context of political speech about something as vital to a republican form of government as election integrity, no litigant should be permitted to use the courts and the litigation process as a bludgeon to suppress and stifle dissent.”
This article was originally posted at Conservative Brief.
Lucas Collins is a writer for NRN. He strives to write timely, thought-provoking articles.