Fact Check: Dominion Did NOT Lose Its Lawsuits Against Rudy Giuliani And Sidney Powell

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  • by: Dana Ford
Fact Check: Dominion Did NOT Lose Its Lawsuits Against Rudy Giuliani And Sidney Powell Open Cases

Did Dominion Voting Systems lose its lawsuits against Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell? No, that's not true: At the time of writing, court records show that both defamation cases remain open.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) published on May 30, 2021. It also appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) published on June 27, 2021. The identical posts read:

ABSENT from the News Dominion LOST their law suits against Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell

This is what the first post looked like at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon May 31 15:32:38 2021 UTC)

The post did not provide any sourcing to back up its claim.

On January 8, 2021, Dominion filed a defamation suit against Powell, a former attorney for Donald Trump, claiming she caused "unprecedented harm" by arguing the 2020 election was rigged.

Dominion CEO John Poulos said in a statement:

Lies were told about government election officials, elections workers, and Dominion Voting Systems. Those lies have consequences. They have served to diminish the credibility of U.S. elections. They have subjected officials and Dominion employees to harassment and death threats. And they have severely damaged the reputation of our company.

Today is the first step to restore our good name and faith in elections by holding those responsible to account. We intend to pursue justice vigorously to its rightful end.

Roughly two weeks later, Dominion filed a similar suit against Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and personal attorney for Trump.

Both complaints can be read by clicking on links on Dominion's website here.

To check the status of each case, Lead Stories looked up court documents on PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records). Attorneys representing Giuliani and Powell have argued for the suits to be dismissed, motions that have been opposed by Dominion. There has not been a verdict in either case; as of June 28, 2021, both suits were still active.

We also reached out to Dominion to ask about claim and will update this story, as needed, if we receive a response.

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  Dana Ford

Dana Ford is an Atlanta-based reporter and editor. She previously worked as a senior editor at Atlanta Magazine Custom Media and as a writer/ editor for CNN Digital. Ford has more than a decade of news experience, including several years spent working in Latin America.

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