Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation trial has been delayed by a day by a Delaware judge amid reports that the network is seeking an out-of-court settlement in the case. The trial was set to begin on April 17, but has now been rescheduled for April 18. Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News over its coverage of the 2020 presidential election. The lawsuit claims that Fox News falsely claimed that the voting machine company rigged the election in favor of President Joe Biden. Fox News has denied the allegations and argued that its coverage was protected by the First Amendment. The lawsuit against Fox News is one of several defamation suits filed by Dominion Voting Systems against former President Donald Trump, his allies, and right-wing media outlets. Trump and his allies have repeatedly claimed that the 2020 election was stolen from him through voter fraud, despite a lack of evidence. Dominion Voting Systems has denied the allegations and filed lawsuits against those who made them. The outcome of the lawsuits will have significant implications for the future of the media and the integrity of the US electoral system.
Fox News seeks settlement, delays Dominion trial