Attorneys representing Mike Lindell, the conspiracy theorist, and his company My Pillow in defamation lawsuits filed by Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic have requested to withdraw from both cases. This decision was prompted by reports indicating that Lindell owes millions of dollars in unpaid legal fees.
According to court documents filed by Parker Daniels Kibort, a law firm based in Minnesota, Lindell and My Pillow have not made payments for the firm’s work on their case. The documents also express doubt regarding their ability to cover any further expenses and costs associated with the case.
The defendants told the legal firm on October 2, 2023, that they are unable to pay the significant sum owing in full or settle their outstanding obligations. Additionally, they acknowledged a lack of ability to pay for the anticipated expenses of carrying on with the lawsuit defense, including legal fees and litigation costs, according to the petition. In a Politico interview on Thursday Mike Lindell said that he hasn’t paid his lawyers.
When no one else was prepared to take the case, these attorneys showed incredible bravery by doing so. Unfortunately, for the past two months, we haven’t been able to pay any of these attorneys,” Lindell told Politico. They approached me and said that they needed money to continue. They are required to hear that there is just no cash.
Lindell gained significant attention as one of the most vocal supporters of Trump’s claims about election fraud. However, after the 2020 election, these allegations were consistently dismissed by impartial legal experts and the courts. As a consequence, major retailers and online shopping platforms chose to discontinue selling My Pillow products. Lindell has stated that this decision resulted in the company suffering losses exceeding $100 million.
Attorney Andrew Parker claims in court documents that My Pillow ceased paying his firm’s invoices on time this year and has only partially paid them recently.
This information comes as a result of remarks made by the Minnesota-based law firm Parker Daniels Kibort and the Washington-based company Lewin and Lewin. Both companies have said that Lindell and his company owe them “millions of dollars” in legal expenses in court filings in Washington and St. Paul. These costs are related to litigation involving the makers of voting machines Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems, as well as a defamation claim brought by a former Dominion employee against Lindell.
My Pillow has repeatedly paid his law firm’s invoices late this year and has only made partial payments in recent months, according to attorney Andrew Parker’s court documents.
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“Starting in August 2023 and again in September 2023, we gave the Defendants notice that failure to pay the past-due invoices and timely submit payments for new ones would result in a default. We would have no choice but to withdraw our legal representation,” said Parker. In addition, Lindell told Politico that American Express has cut his credit limit from $1 million to $100,000 and that he must utilize every dollar he has to make payroll for his company.
Our financial resources have been entirely exhausted by the case. They most likely had this in mind from the beginning. Lindell told the journalists, “It’s actually rather depressing.
Lindell stated that he doesn’t presently have any urgent plans for new legal counsel.
Lindell said On Thursday during an interview on Steve Bannon‘s “War Room” show that the “devastating” assaults on his firm, My Pillow, which negatively damaged its credit, were to blame for his financial troubles.
I have not enough financial to give fee to the lawyers. We may not make any payments. There isn’t any money left to cover such obligations, he claimed. I am unsure about our recent condition and what is next for us. I am unsure about our recent condition and what is next for us.