MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has officially been notified that he no longer has legal representation in a case where he was ordered to pay over $5 million for a security contest related to the 2020 presidential election.

Engineer Robert Zeidman entered Lindell’s “Prove Mike Wrong” challenge, demonstrating that Lindell did not possess data proving that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. The contest rules required arbitration for disputes about the outcome, and Zeidman emerged victorious. The case then proceeded to federal court, where Lindell lost again in February.

The ruling included a provision for post-judgment interest on the $5 million prize. By March, two of Lindell’s three attorneys had informed the court that they would no longer represent him. Despite this, the MyPillow executive decided to move forward with an appeal, reported Law and Crime.

On June 4, Lindell’s final attorney, Cary Joshi, notified the court via email that he was also withdrawing from the case. “Counsel for Respondent has notified the Court by email that he can no longer serve as lead counsel for Respondent,” Magistrate Judge Dulce J. Foster wrote.

Judge Foster ordered Joshi to file a motion to withdraw and to notify Lindell Management LLC directly. Joshi complied with this directive on Tuesday, filing a motion that indicated Lindell’s company had been notified. Douglas Wardlow, general counsel for Lindell Management LLC, accepted the declaration on behalf of Lindell.

It remains unclear whether Lindell will retain new counsel for the case. As Foster pointed out, business entities cannot represent themselves in court. The absence of legal representation could complicate Lindell’s efforts to contest the ruling and may impact the appeal process.

The “Prove Mike Wrong” challenge, intended to validate Lindell’s claims about the 2020 election, has instead led to significant legal and financial repercussions for the MyPillow CEO. As the case continues to unfold, Lindell faces the challenge of finding new legal representation to navigate the complex judicial proceedings ahead.



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