A Minneapolis-based Barnes & Thornburg partner representing My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell is “no longer with the firm,” the firm said Friday, a day after the partner put his name on a new federal lawsuit accusing voting machine vendors Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic of using the courts to stifle Lindell’s claims of election fraud. The Am Law 100 firm said the partner didn’t receive “firm authorization” for the suit and the firm is immediately withdrawing as local counsel.
The Barnes & Thornburg partner who signed the ludicrous Mike Lindell complaint is reportedly no longer with the firm—they say he “didn’t receive ‘firm authorization’ for the suit and the firm is immediately withdrawing as local counsel.” https://t.co/Gkh6sHujv8
— Owen Barcala (@obarcala) June 4, 2021
Last night, after reading the legal nonsense that is the Mr. Pillow lawsuit, I tweeted about my shock that something so legally inept had been filed by a prestigious firm like @BTLawNews. I deleted tweet this morning. Apparently, BT was as shocked as me. https://t.co/uBhewhP0pD
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) June 4, 2021