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Dominion lawyers leave a Delaware courthouse after Dominion Voting Systems and Fox settled a defamation lawsuit for $787.5 million over Fox's coverage of debunked election-rigging claims.

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Fox News & Dominion settle defamation suit

It could’ve been the “Super Bowl of libel law,” but the trial was canceled before it began on Tuesday. Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems reached a deal that includes Fox paying $787.5 million for their on-air claims that Dominion rigged the 2020 election for Joe Biden, reportedly the largest single media defamation settlement in US history.

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Members of the activist groups Truth Tuesdays and Rise and Resist gathered at a weekly FOX LIES DEMOCRACY DIES event outside the NewsCorp Building in Manhattan.

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Dominion Voting v. Fox News: The stakes are higher than you think

Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems, following a one-day delay, are set to square off in court on Tuesday. Dominion is suing for defamation, claiming that Fox’s hosts and guests knowingly spread a false narrative that the company’s voting systems flipped votes against former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

What’s at stake?$1.6 billion, the future of the media industry, and the Super Bowl of libel law decisions.

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