The only lawsuit with a public record indicating payment is the one against Buxman, which Nunes withdrew within weeks of filing it.
Nunes’ third quarter campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission showed he paid a Fresno law firm representing him in that suit about $3,400.
Nunes campaign finance reports with the FEC do not have records of any payments that appear affiliated with Biss.
Nunes would have to set up a legal defense fund to accept free legal services or to receive money from a benefactor.
Critics of Nunes who have speculated about whether Nunes has a benefactor have compared the congressman’s cases to billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.
It would also explain how Nunes could afford to file so many lawsuits at once, all through the same lawyer.
“It would not surprise me if Nunes’ lawyer was handling these cases for free or on a contingency basis,” Berlik said. »