Mike Lindell’s lawyer resigns from the firm after a lawsuit was filed against Dominion without his permission.
Alec Beck, the lawyer representing MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in a newly filed lawsuit against Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems, has left the law firm where he worked as a partner after allegedly filing Lindell’s action without the firm’s permission.
The voting machine companies are accused of exploiting the judicial system to “suppress Lindell’s and others’ political speech on election fraud and the role of electronic voting machines in it,” according to the new lawsuit.
Both corporations have sued right-wing groups who falsely alleged that they helped rig the 2020 election against Republican former President Donald Trump by flipping ballots and altering vote tallies.
Beck used to work for Barnes & Thornburg, a law firm in Minneapolis that represented Lindell. Beck, on the other hand, filed the case “without acquiring firm consent pursuant to internal firm approval procedures,” according to the firm.
Barnes & Thornburg said in a statement that it is “now taking the necessary steps to withdraw as local counsel in this issue and terminate the client relationship.” “The attorney who was representing the client in this case has left the firm.”
Beck’s personal page on the company’s website has been disabled since then. On Lindell’s lawsuit, Beck’s contact information now includes a PO box rather than his old law firm’s address.
Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Lindell in February after he made concerns about voting machines corrupting the election. In April, Lindell countersued the business for $1.6 billion, saying that it had infringed on his First Amendment right to free speech.
Lindell’s new lawsuit claims that the firms are “waging litigation warfare on private citizens…under the guise of ‘defending election integrity’…rather than correcting their famously and plainly insecure voting equipment,” which is unconnected to the two cases described above.
The lawsuit also claims that the firms have started on a “coordinated, collective effort to force quiet from their dissenters or to wreak financial disaster on any and all who persevere in sharing their minds.”
Lindell’s lawsuit alleges that the firms broke the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act of 1970. The statute was enacted to make it easier for people to file criminal and civil lawsuits against organized crime rings. According to Lindell’s lawsuit, the corporations’ accusations against him might cost him $2 billion in damages.
Lindell, in the past. This is a condensed version of the information.