The highly anticipated trial in the defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News began and ended Tuesday with a $787 million settlement between the two parties.
After a lengthy recess, Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis dismissed the jury and announced that the issue was "resolved" prior to the opening arguments. Dominion has accused the conservative cable news giant of knowingly, and repeatedly, broadcasting guests’ and hosts’ baseless allegations after the 2020 presidential election that Dominion’s voting machines were rigged to help Joe Biden steal the election from then-President Donald Trump.
Fox News argued that it was simply reporting on the newsworthy voter fraud allegations that Trump and his allies were promoting in the wake of the election, and that the broadcasts in question should be protected under the First Amendment.
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