Dominion had to pursue Powell “across state lines,” which forced the company to have “unnecessary expenses for extraordinary measures to effect service [of process],” it wrote in the filing. Powell also “refused to respond” to requests from Dominion’s legal team that would have allowed Powell more time to respond, the filing said.

On Monday, Powell, a Texas attorney, filed a motion seeking more time to respond to the lawsuit, which accuses her of promoting baseless claims that Dominion helped rig the 2020 presidential election against former President Donald Trump. Dominion opted not to oppose Powell’s move to extend her time to respond until March 22, but said it wanted to note these efforts to reach Powell for “the record.”