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Tue Aug 10, 2021, 10:58 AM

Lawyers who filed election lawsuit must pay rivals' fees

A federal magistrate on Wednesday levied penalties against two Colorado attorneys for filing a class-action lawsuit that alleged the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump.

The now-dismissed suit relied on baseless conspiracy theories spread by the former president and his supporters. It named elected officials in four swing states, Facebook, the company's founder Mark Zuckerberg and Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems, whose election machines were at the center of some of the most fevered speculation.

Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter ruled that the two attorneys who filed the lawsuit must pay the legal fees of the defendants.

“The lawsuit put into or repeated into the public record highly inflammatory and damaging allegations that could have put individuals’ safety in danger,” Neureiter wrote, noting the Jan. 6 insurrection was spurred by the lies it repeated, as were threats against election and Dominion officials. “Doing so without a valid legal basis or serious independent personal investigation into the facts was the height of recklessness.”

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/correction-election-lawsuit-sanctions-story-79367123

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Jilly_in_VA Aug 2021 OP
lagomorph777 Aug 2021 #1
getagrip_already Aug 2021 #2
11 Bravo Aug 2021 #7
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #3
lindysalsagal Aug 2021 #4
crickets Aug 2021 #5
malaise Aug 2021 #6

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 11:00 AM

1. That's the way you do it.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 11:08 AM

2. that's ok, tfg will surely pay all the fines out of his legal war chest, right?

He has $100M stockpiled, right? He will cover it. Yeah, that's it.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 01:58 PM

7. The way to tell that Trump has your back is to feel the knife as it enters.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 11:24 AM

3. These idiots also need to be disbarred

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 11:59 AM

4. Yuppers, they do.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 01:07 PM

5. +1

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 01:31 PM

6. Excellent

I hope they all end up penniless

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