Bailey Glasser Files to Confirm Collection Rights on $5 Million Judgment Against MyPillow's Mike Lindell
Bailey & Glasser, LLP, on behalf of our client Robert Zeidman, filed a petition in federal court today to confirm his $5 million arbitration award against Mike Lindell’s Lindell Management LLC after Mr. Zeidman won the “Prove Mike Wrong Challenge.”
Lindell offered that sum to anyone who could prove data he claimed shows China interfered in the 2020 presidential election was inaccurate. Zeidman did so, beyond any doubt, a three-judge arbitration panel concluded on April 19, 2023. The arbitration panel found that Lindell’s interpretation of the contest rules was “unreasonable” and that Mr. Zeidman definitively won the Prove Mike Wrong Contest: “He proved the data Lindell LLC provided, and represented reflected information from the November 2020 election, unequivocally did not reflect November 2020 election data. Failure to pay Mr. Zeidman the $5 million prize was a breach of the contract, entitling him to recover.” Payment was due within 30 days of the award.
Lindell has made no payment toward the arbitration award to date.
Bailey Glasser co-founding partner and lead counsel Brian Glasser stated: “Let's be clear, Mr. Lindell set the bar himself with the ‘Prove Mike Wrong Challenge’ and demanded a level of proof that could only be described as bulletproof. We delivered just that – unequivocal and indisputable evidence that his data was false.” In addition to Brian Glasser, partners Lori Bullock and Cary Joshi represent Mr. Zeidman in this matter.
“Mr. Lindell's baseless claims of election fraud have caused immeasurable damage to our country and have been soundly debunked. It's time for him to pay the judgment,” Glasser added.
To enforce the arbitration award, Zeidman requests that the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota enter an order confirming the Award and directing entry of final judgment based on the Federal Arbitration Act, the Minnesota Uniform Arbitration Act, and Minnesota common law. Confirmation will enable nationwide collection efforts.
Under Minnesota law, judgments or awards over $50,000 accrue interest at a rate of 10 percent per year until paid.
An internationally recognized computer scientist, inventor, and software expert, Robert Zeidman's previous work played a significant role in the legal proceedings portrayed in the movie “The Social Network.”
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ADDITIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE:
Washington Post – “Mike Lindell’s $5 million contest winner takes him to federal court” https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2023/05/19/mike-lindell-contest-winner-court/
Business Insider – “Winner of ‘Prove Mike Wrong’ contest takes Mike Lindell to court for $5 million after successfully proving him wrong” https://www.businessinsider.com/mike-lindell-fails-pay-contest-winner-disproved-election-fraud-claims-2023-5
CNN - “Cyber expert awarded $5 million from Mike Lindell asks court to compel MyPillow CEO to pay up” https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/19/politics/mike-lindell-cyber-expert-lawsuit/index.html
The Hill – "Winner of Mike Lindell’s $5M election fraud contest asks a federal court to make him pay" https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4013050-winner-of-mike-lindells-5m-election-fraud-contest-asks-a-federal-court-to-make-him-pay/
CBS News – “Winner of Mike Lindell's $5M contest never got his money. Now he's taking Lindell to court.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mike-lindell-5-million-contest-winner-federal-court/
Above the Law – “Mike Lindell Demands Recount of Unanimous Arbitration Verdict In ‘Prove Mike Wrong’ Election Contest” https://abovethelaw.com/2023/05/mike-lindell-demands-recount-of-unanimous-arbitration-verdict-in-prove-mike-wrong-election-contest/
The Guardian - "Man who debunked Mike Lindell's 'blatantly bogus' data wants his $5m" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/may/25/mike-lindell-mypillow-electrion-data-robert-zeidman