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Thu May 13, 2021, 08:10 PM

CNN Says Federal Judge Should Not Allow Devin Nunes's Defamation Attorney to Represent Michael Flynn

Attorneys for CNN on Thursday implored a federal judge in Manhattan not to allow a lawyer known for representing Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) in a series of failed defamation lawsuits to represent the brother of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in a defamation lawsuit against the network.

Attorney Steven Biss on Wednesday filed a motion to represent John “Jack” Flynn and his wife, Leslie Flynn, in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) where in March they filed a $75 million lawsuit accusing CNN of falsely claiming that they were QAnon followers in a Feb. 4 report. The complaint asserted that the network’s “false attributions exposed Plaintiffs to public scorn, ridicule and contempt, and lowered their esteem in the community, causing insult, embarrassment, humiliation and substantial injury to Plaintiffs’ reputations.”

Biss, who is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia but is not licensed to practice law in New York federal court, sought a court permission to practice “pro hac vice” to represent the Flynn’s in this particular case.

Motions for attorneys to practice pro hac vice are common and typically go unchallenged, but CNN and Biss have a tumultuous litigation history that just last month ended with Biss being sanctioned for “unreasonably and vexatiously” continuing to litigate a lawsuit that had already been dismissed with prejudice in March.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/cnn-says-federal-judge-should-not-allow-devin-nuness-defamation-attorney-to-represent-michael-flynns-brother-in-lawsuit/ar-BB1gHUve

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