Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation suit against Fox News is not going to trial. The judge dismissed the jury just hours after the selection of the jurors was complete on Tuesday. He announced that the parties reached a settlement.
At this stage, there are few details about the settlement. (They may never be revealed, depending on the confidentiality clause in the agreement between the parties.)
The agreement was announced at the beginning of one of the media’s most important trials in recent decades. Dominion filed a lawsuit for $1.6 billion on the grounds that Fox had defamed its voting company through false allegations or by airing them knowingly or recklessly. The claims were made over Fox’s alleged defamation of the company was either deliberate or reckless. Just hours after the jury was selected, they were dismissed. The two-year legal battle was expected to test the limits of U.S. law on libel.
Before dismissing jurors, Eric M. Davis expressed his gratitude for their service. He also praised both sides’ lawyers, calling their work “the best I’ve ever had.”
When we receive additional information about the settlement, we will let you know.