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Fox News loses lawsuit to dismiss Dominion’s defamation lawsuit over election coverage

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December 17, 2021

By Jan Wolfe and Helen Coster

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fox News Network on Thursday failed in its attempt to dismiss a $1.6 billion lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems Inc, a voting machine maker that says Fox has smeared smear them by amplifying conspiracy theories about their technology.

In a written ruling, Delaware District Court Judge Eric Davis said Dominion had sufficiently alleged that it was smeared by Fox News’ coverage of the 2020 election and that the case would proceed to trial. .

“At this stage, it is reasonably conceivable that Dominion has a defamation complaint,” Davis said in his ruling. “Accordingly, Fox’s Motion should be rejected.”

Dominion’s lawsuit filed in March accuses Fox of trying to boost its television ratings by falsely claiming that the company rigged the presidential election against Republican Donald Trump, who lost to Joe Biden, a Democrat.

In a statement, a Fox News spokesperson called Dominion’s lawsuit “baseless” and said the network remained committed to defending itself.

Fox spokesman said.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe in Washington and Helen Coster in New York; editing by Diane Craft and Grant McCool)

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