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Breaking: Settlement reached in Dominion defamation lawsuit against Fox News



A settlement has been reached in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation case against Fox News, the judge announced Tuesday. The network will pay more than $787 million to Dominion, a lawyer for the company said.

The deal, which was apparently brokered while the trial was on the brink of opening statements, means the closely-watched case is effectively over and won’t proceed to trial. Details about the settlement have not been disclosed.

The election technology company was suing over the right-wing cable channel’s promotion of debunked conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election. The company needed to convince the jury that people at Fox acted with “actual malice.”

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The judge had already rejected several First Amendment defenses that Fox hoped to invoke, and he further constrained Fox in a flurry of pretrial rulings last week.


Fox News-Dominion settlement totals more than $787 million, Dominion lawyer says

The settlement between Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems totals $787,500,000, according to Dominion attorney Justin Nelson.

The settlement represents “vindication and accountability,” Nelson said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

“The truth matters, lies have consequences,” Nelson said.

“Over two years ago, a torrent of lies swept Dominion and election officials across America into an alternative universe of conspiracy theories, causing grievous harm,” he added.


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