Fox News to Pay $787.5 Million to Settle Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuit

From a story on by Erin Mulvaney, Joe Flint, and Isabella Simonetti headlined “Fox to Pay $787.5 Million to Settle Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuit”:

Fox News parent Fox Corp. agreed to pay $787.5 million to settle its closely watched legal battle with Dominion Voting Systems, averting a trial on the voting-machine company’s allegations that it was defamed by network broadcasts after the 2020 presidential election.

Dominion alleged that Fox hosts and guests amplified false claims that its voting technology helped rig the election for Joe Biden. The company sought $1.6 billion in damages. Fox argued that it was covering newsworthy claims by associates of then-President Donald Trump and that its broadcasts should be protected by the First Amendment.