Fox News signals it’s unlikely to settle Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion suit


Lawyers for Fox News on Wednesday sought to distinguish the looming, unresolved $2.7 billion defamation suit filed by the Smartmatic voting technology company from the similar Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit over 2020 election fraud claims that the news giant settled in April for an historic $787.5 million.

When Fox News announced announced it would settle Dominion’s civil defamation lawsuit over false election rigging claims in coverage of the 2020 presidential election just as the trial’s jury had been seated in a Delaware court, it was speculated that Smartmatic possessed a potential bargaining chip toward clearing its name and collecting even greater damages from its similar defamation claims in New York state civil court.

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