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catbyte

(34,634 posts)
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 04:26 PM Feb 2024

Court upholds ruling that Mike Lindell must pay expert who debunked election lie $5M prize

David Edwards
February 21, 2024 2:16PM ET

A federal court has confirmed a $5 million arbitration judgment against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

In a 12-page order released on Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim upheld a ruling that found Lindell must pay $5 million to cybersecurity expert Robert Zeidman, who responded to a contest to prove the pillow executive had not obtained evidence from the 2020 election.

Lindell over to pay the prize to anybody who successfully proved it — and Zeidman did.

Lindell had suggested the evidence showed Democrats rigged the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump.

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Court upholds ruling that Mike Lindell must pay expert who debunked election lie $5M prize (Original Post) catbyte Feb 2024 OP
Foolish + arrogant + just plain dim pay up, idiot! Attilatheblond Feb 2024 #1
BKO In 3, 2, 1... ProfessorGAC Feb 2024 #3
He should have "listened" to the flashing warnings in the... Justice matters. Feb 2024 #19
Haven't heard his ads on the radio lately. progressoid Feb 2024 #2
I noticed his brand in Ollie's last week Marthe48 Feb 2024 #6
I raised a finger in their direction the last time I saw them ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 2024 #11
Looks like the pillow guy EYESORE 9001 Feb 2024 #4
Court upholds ruling that Mike Lindell must pay expert who debunked election lie $5M prize LetMyPeopleVote Feb 2024 #5
Get out the old check book, Mike. republianmushroom Feb 2024 #7
Wonder if the rubes will COL Mustard Feb 2024 #29
Serves him right!! TSExile Feb 2024 #8
A great day for Robert Zeidman.... SergeStorms Feb 2024 #9
I doubt he'll ever receive the reward. Lindell is as bad as Trump in that regard * Oopsie Daisy Feb 2024 #10
pay up, deadbeat!!!!!!! Takket Feb 2024 #12
Moose. Rocco. Help Mr. Pillow find his checkbook, will ya? ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 2024 #13
Glad to hear it. Desperate Mike... Onthefly Feb 2024 #14
That's hysterical! I love it!!! Oopsie Daisy Feb 2024 #15
My Dad taught me to never write checks with my mouth that my ass couldn't cash. bluesbassman Feb 2024 #16
Lindell got drunk on his own koolade and made an expensive offer he regrets. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2024 #17
Backfired like the Texas Lt. Gov who paid for proof of fraud JoseBalow Feb 2024 #18
oh man ... schadenfreude is so much better with irony sarchasm Feb 2024 #24
I wondered where Mike has been Don't see him hiding in people's barhrooms any more. twodogsbarking Feb 2024 #20
The courts are holding. Cannon's next. lindysalsagal Feb 2024 #21
Zeidman may have to take his payment .... 70sEraVet Feb 2024 #22
or Celerity Feb 2024 #30
FAFO ... nt sarchasm Feb 2024 #23
Pay it in real pillows or your alt-Amazon company stock, Mike!😂 Wonder Why Feb 2024 #25
Pillow Talk dupagelib Feb 2024 #26
Republicans have presidential immunity from paying their bills. ;) Chainfire Feb 2024 #27
Joe the Plumber had his days of glory, and then he crashed & burned. Joe died of natural causes last year. NBachers Feb 2024 #28
Haaaaaaahahahahahahahahaaaaa the_sly_pig Feb 2024 #31
He'll be a trivia question in 10 years and no one will get the answer right ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 2024 #32

Attilatheblond

(2,370 posts)
1. Foolish + arrogant + just plain dim pay up, idiot!
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 04:30 PM
Feb 2024

He can't sell pillows these days and his pushing of lies is costing him. This is a brain on drugs?

ProfessorGAC

(65,734 posts)
3. BKO In 3, 2, 1...
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 04:45 PM
Feb 2024

It is highly unlikely he has the cash, at this point.
He was leveraged to the hilt (D/E of >5) before he boarded the crazy train & ran his company into the ground.
He completely destroyed everything he built for himself.

Justice matters.

(6,974 posts)
19. He should have "listened" to the flashing warnings in the...
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 06:03 PM
Feb 2024

"Everything Trump Touches Dies" book.

But he so craved the attention... too bad, stupid guy wanted to be in the dangerous clown show.

ArkansasDemocrat1

(1,406 posts)
11. I raised a finger in their direction the last time I saw them
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:17 PM
Feb 2024

The Ollie's by me doesn't have them anymore

LetMyPeopleVote

(146,552 posts)
5. Court upholds ruling that Mike Lindell must pay expert who debunked election lie $5M prize
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:04 PM
Feb 2024

Lindell made a challenge at one of his events to disprove his proof of voter fraud. A real expert looked at Lindell's crap and was able to prove that this crap was gibberish. Lindell and the expert went to arbitration and the arbitrator ruled that Lindell owed the $5 million. It is almost impossible to overturn an arbitration ruling in court. I have stopped using arbitration in most deals because you cannot appeal or overturn the ruling of an arbitrator absent proof of a real conflict of interest. The arbitration award was just upheld.



https://www.rawstory.com/mike-lindell-arbitration/

A federal court has confirmed a $5 million arbitration judgment against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

In a 12-page order released on Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim upheld a ruling that found Lindell must pay $5 million to cybersecurity expert Robert Zeidman, who responded to a contest to prove the pillow executive had not obtained evidence from the 2020 election....

Last year, an arbitration panel ordered Lindell to pay Zeidman $5 million. Zeidman asked the federal courts to confirm the decision, while Lindell requested that it be overturned.

"A court's review of an arbitration award is very limited," Judge Tunheim explained in Wednesday's order. "Where parties agree to arbitrate, a court cannot substitute a judicial determination for the arbitrator's decision."

"The Court is not at liberty to review the outcome of an arbitration award simply because one party believes it to be incorrect," he continued. "Retrial of the issues is not within the purview of the Court."

SergeStorms

(19,210 posts)
9. A great day for Robert Zeidman....
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:14 PM
Feb 2024

and Americans who believe the TRUTH, and not lies pulled from thin air.

Pay up, pillow man. You're going to be doing a lot of paying up in the future. You'd better come up with another shitty gimmick for the MAGAts to buy in a hurry!

Oopsie Daisy

(2,995 posts)
10. I doubt he'll ever receive the reward. Lindell is as bad as Trump in that regard *
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:16 PM
Feb 2024

* liar, cheat, freeloader, debtor, defaulter, bankrupt-filer, whiner, complainer.

There's a Mike Lindell impersonator who does skits on Jimmy Kimmel's show... he's very good.

ArkansasDemocrat1

(1,406 posts)
13. Moose. Rocco. Help Mr. Pillow find his checkbook, will ya?
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:24 PM
Feb 2024

I betcha he files Chap 11 by Tax Day. His odious PornStache' hasn't besoiled my tv in two months or so. That 5 mill might be what sends Mikey back to Rock hunting.

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Onthefly

(213 posts)
14. Glad to hear it. Desperate Mike...
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:24 PM
Feb 2024

Asks TFG if he could pedal the golden sneakers. tRump answered, “I’ll sleep on it.”

What else could Mike sell?

bluesbassman

(19,392 posts)
16. My Dad taught me to never write checks with my mouth that my ass couldn't cash.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:31 PM
Feb 2024

Looks like 'ol Mike never got that lesson. One of life's small pleasures is watching that schmuck's life circling down the drain and all by his own hand.

JoseBalow

(2,852 posts)
18. Backfired like the Texas Lt. Gov who paid for proof of fraud
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 06:03 PM
Feb 2024
A week after the 2020 election, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced that he was offering up to $1 million – paid from his campaign account – “to incentivize, encourage and reward people to come forward and report voter fraud.”

Nearly a year later, Patrick, a Republican, has paid out his first reward: $25,000 to a Democrat in Pennsylvania, who reported a man for voting twice.

Eric Frank, a poll worker, received the money earlier this month for his part in reporting Ralph Holloway Thurman, a Republican who after voting once, attempted to vote a second time as his son, as first reported by the Dallas Morning News.

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“It was just ironic – it’s my opinion that (Patrick) put up, they put out this bounty to try to find Democrats committing voter fraud. And in fact, it was the complete opposite of what their intentions were,” Frank said.

Neither Patrick’s office nor campaign responded to multiple requests for comment.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/politics/texas-voter-fraud-award/index.html

NBachers

(17,236 posts)
28. Joe the Plumber had his days of glory, and then he crashed & burned. Joe died of natural causes last year.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 07:03 PM
Feb 2024

Nobody cared.

This is where you’re headed, Mikey.

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