The National Law Journal reports:
Rudy Giuliani is asking a federal judge to throw out Dominion’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against him on jurisdictional grounds. In the 10-page motion to dismiss filed Wednesday—Giuliani’s first formal response to the complaint—attorney Joe Sibley wrote that Giuliani denies having “defamed plaintiffs or that he has engaged in any wrongful or malicious conduct toward plaintiffs.”
Bloomberg News reports:
In his Wednesday filing, Giuliani portrayed himself as a victim, claiming that Dominion made 50 “false and defamatory statements” about him in its complaint. He also claimed the lawsuit improperly sought “exorbitant” damages without actually identifying any financial harm. The filing didn’t attempt to back up any of Giuliani’s wild claims about Dominion, but it suggested he may do so later if the case continues.
Dominion has similar defamation lawsuits pending against Sidney Powell, another former Trump campaign lawyer, and Mike Lindell of My Pillow Inc. Like Giuliani, they have denied defaming Dominion. Powell said in a March 22 court filing that her claims about Dominion were meant to be hyperbolic, and that “reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact but view them only as claims that await testing by the courts through the adversary process.”
The gist is that Giuliani is arguing Dominion can only seek damages in the amount of specific lost profits from the alleged defamation, and he’s claiming the lawsuit doesn’t spell that out “with particularity” pic.twitter.com/79AJR3o41U
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) April 7, 2021