After being sued by Dominion for defamation attorney Sydney Powell filed a countersuit against the voting machine company.
On Wednesday, US District Court Judge Carl Nichols dismissed Powell’s lawsuit and stated that “Powell’s complaint fails to link her abuse-of-process claim to any act that Dominion has taken”.
Currently, Powell is being sued for over $1 billion dollars for her remarks regarding the voting machines.
CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell has also had his countersuit against Dominion dismissed by a US Judge.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 29, 2022
The Hill had more on the story:
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday agreed to dismiss a lawsuit that pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell filed against Dominion Voting Systems as the voting machine company pursues a $1.3 billion defamation claim against her.
In a three-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols granted Dominion’s request to toss the case after finding Powell failed to show that Dominion’s defamation suit against her constituted an abuse of justice.
“Powell’s complaint fails to link her abuse-of-process claim to any act that Dominion has taken other than filing and pursuing its lawsuit,” wrote Nichols, who was appointed to the federal district court in D.C. by former President Trump. “She has thus failed to state a claim for abuse of process.”
The ruling Wednesday comes after Nichols tossed a similar countersuit brought by MyPillow and its CEO, Mike Lindell, against Dominion and voting machine supplier Smartmatic. Last year, Nichols also rejected requests by Powell, Lindell and Rudolph Giuliani to dismiss the defamation suits against them.
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Law and Crime had more details on the story:
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday rejected Sidney Powell’s counterclaim against Dominion Voting Systems. The “Kraken” lawyer had asserted the voting machine company’s litigation to “punish” her for her 2020 election claims amounted to “abuse of process.”
U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols, made short work of Powell’s counterclaim in a three-page order. In doing so, the judge cited his similar prior dismissal of the MyPillow defendants’ counterclaim against Dominion.