Giuliani attempted to dodge being served with $1 billion Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit: report

Giuliani attempted to dodge being served with $1 billion Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit: report
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Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney to former President Donald Trump, reportedly made efforts to avoid being served with the billion-dollar lawsuit filed against him by Dominion Voting Systems.

According to the New York Daily News, Dominion resorted to employing the help of process servers to hand-deliver the voting technology company's 107-page lawsuit after Giuliani repeatedly ignored requests to accept the legal correspondence via email.

Tom Clare, one of the attorneys for Dominion, released a statement about Giuliani's repeated failures to respond and how they managed to move forward with the suit.

"After not responding to requests to waive service, Mr. Giuliani evaded in-person service of process for nearly a week. It took numerous attempts, at both his home and office, before we were able to successfully serve Mr. Giuliani on February 10. Mr. Giuliani's repeated false claims about Dominion have been immeasurably damaging; this service of process is one more step forward in our pursuit of justice," said Clare.

The publication reports that process servers were forced to go to great lengths to serve Giuliani. On Feb. 7. the process servers reportedly confronted the former New York City mayor during a bitter winter storm.

"That morning, the doorman to the building waved to a Ford Explorer SUV parked down the street. Giuliani got in the passenger seat and closed the SUV door as a process server lunged forward with a bag full of documents."

At the time, Giuliani criticized the servers for their method of delivery saying, "This is not the way it's supposed to be done. You should have gone to my office."

However, despite the latest report, Giuliani claims he welcomed the legal battle after Dominion's lawsuit filing was made public. Giuliani previously said, "Dominion's defamation lawsuit for $1.3 billion will allow me to investigate their history, finances, and practices fully and completely."

New York Daily News reached out to Giuliani for comment. However, as of Tuesday, Feb. 23, he has not yet responded to that request.

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