Published 7:25 PM EDT, Thu April 20, 2023
Fox News reached a last-second settlement with Dominion Voting Systems on Tuesday, paying $787.5 million to end a two-year legal battle.
It's the largest publicly known settlement in US history involving a media company.
Fox News said in a statement that it "acknowledge[s] the Court's rulings finding certain claims about Dominion to be false," referring to a recent ruling that 20 of the network's broadcasts from late 2020 contained blatantly untrue assertions that Dominion rigged the presidential election. But Fox won't have to admit on-air that it spread lies about Dominion, a Dominion representative told CNN.
While the Dominion case is now over, Fox News is still facing a second major defamation lawsuit from Smartmatic, another voting technology company. That case is still in the discovery process, and a trial isn't expected anytime soon.
Dominion still has pending lawsuits against right-wing TV networks Newsmax and OAN, as well as against a few allies of former President Donald Trump: Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Mike Lindell. They all deny wrongdoing.
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