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Dominion Voting Systems and Fox News agreed to a settlement yesterday in a high-profile defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion alleging the cable news network knowingly aired false statements that caused reputational damage following the 2020 presidential election. The decision came on the first day of the trial, just before opening statements.
Dominion initially sued Fox for $1.6B in damages; according to reports, the network will pay Dominion more than $787M to address the claims. The company manufactures the machines and software used for electronic voting in 28 states, though usage varies from county to county. The company is the second-largest vendor of such machines in a niche where three companies make up almost 90% of the market. The lawsuit also made headlines for surfacing internal communications by Fox News anchors contradicting on-air statements following the election.
Read Dominion's original filing against Fox News here.