Fox to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million to settle election defamation lawsuit

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Fox Corp. and its cable networks agreed Tuesday to settle a defamation lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems over false claims about Dominion’s machines affecting the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

The settlement, which came after a jury had been seated for trial in the case in Delaware Superior Court, averted a weeks-long trial that could have seen top Fox TV hosts and network boss Rupert Murdoch publicly testify.

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The deal was struck as opening arguments were delayed for hours amid speculation that the parties were discussing a resolution of the case.

Terms of the settlement were not immediately known.

“The parties have resolved this case,” Judge Eric Davis told jurors shortly before 4 p.m. ET.

“Without you, the parties would not have been able to resolve their situation … although it’s short, not the six weeks you’ve expected, you have done your duty,” Davis said.

“The case has been resolved.”

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