Trump allies including Giuliani lose bid to dismiss Dominion vote machine lawsuits

Aug 11 (Reuters) – Three prominent allies of former U.S. President Donald Trump -Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Mike Lindell – on Wednesday lost a bid to dismiss multibillion dollar lawsuits saying their false claims about the 2020 presidential election defamed Dominion voting equipment company.

In a written decision, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said lawsuits brought against the trio by Dominion Voting Systems should move forward.

Dominion has filed multiple lawsuits against Trump allies and conservative television networks. The company said it was defamed because Trump and his supporters spread false claims that it rigged the election against him.

(This story corrected name to U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols instead of U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden in paragraph 2)

Reporting by Jan Wolfe in Boston and David Thomas in Chicago; Editing by Leslie Adler and Grant McCool

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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