Lindell’s lawyers seek to quit case over unpaid legal fees

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By Liam Reilly | CNN

Attorneys representing conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell and his company MyPillow in a defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems asked to withdraw from the case on Thursday after Lindell allegedly racked up millions in unpaid legal fees.

In a court filing, Minnesota-based Parker Daniels Kibort said both Lindell and MyPillow have not paid the firm for its work on the case and won’t be able to pay future fees and costs.

“On October 2, 2023, [the law firm] was informed by Defendants that they are not able to get caught up with or make any payment on the large amount they owe in arrears nor pay for anywhere near the estimated expense of continuing to defend against the lawsuits going forward, including either the legal fees or litigation costs,” the filing stated.

In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Lindell acknowledged he has not paid the attorneys for the last two or three months, adding that he did not know who would next represent him in the case. But Lindell was adamant that he would not settle with Dominion or Smartmatic, another election technology company suing him for defamation.

“Not in a million years,” he said.

Dominion — the election technology company that has been the subject of debunked right-wing conspiracy theories about voting fraud in the 2020 election — sued MyPillow and Lindell in 2021 for $1.3 billion over his repeated allegations that Dominion rigged its machines to hand Joe Biden a victory over Donald Trump.

MyPillow, a prolific advertiser on the right-wing cable channel Fox News, which also promoted the false election conspiracy theories, began losing money following Dominion’s lawsuit to such an extent that MyPillow is unable to pay their legal bills today, Lindell told CNN.

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