The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell as he fights a defamation lawsuit from a voting machine company he says rigged the 2020 presidential election against former President Trump.
Dominion Voting Systems, which makes machines used to administer elections in several states, sued the Trump supporter over his allegations, and the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case means the libel suit may range from the front.
The $1.3 billion lawsuit alleges that Lindell harmed the manufacturer’s brand by promoting allegations that it rigged the election in favor of current President Biden.
Lindell is a top Trump ally and has been unwavering in his unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 election was stolen from the former president.
Dominion is also pursuing legal action against former Trump attorneys Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani over their false claims that the 2020 election was stolen, but the couple were not involved in Lindell’s appeal to the court. Supreme Court.
Lindell’s request to dismiss the case was denied by a lower court in August, and the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear his appeal means the trial can continue.