Bloomberg News reported on Friday that Alec Beck, an attorney for MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, has left the law firm he worked for one day after filing a suit on behalf of Lindell against voting technology companies Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic.
According to Bloomberg, Beck was not authorized by Barnes & Thornburg LLP to file the lawsuit in a Minnesota federal court.
In a statement shared with the news outlet, the firm said that “the firm management became aware of the filing of the complaint which was done without receiving firm authorization pursuant to internal firm approval procedures,” the statement said. “The firm has withdrawn as local counsel in this matter and has ended the client relationship.”
Beck filed new documents on Friday notifying the court that he changed his firm affiliation, Bloomberg reported.
Dominion in February filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell and his company MyPillow over pushing false claims about the 2020 presidential election. MyPillow filed a $1.6 billion countersuit in April.
The company has also filed multi-billion dollar lawsuits against Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for making similar claims, as well as Fox News.
Smartmatic has filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News and some of its hosts, as well as Powell and Giuliani.