In a loss for Fox News, judge allows Dominion's defamation case to go to trial

April 02, 2023

A judge denied granting summary judgment to Fox News in its attempt to get Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit thrown out Friday, meaning the case will go to trial in mid-April. Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis handed Dominion a major win, too, when he agreed that the challenged statements are false. Fox News had argued that the challenged comments were opinion and protected as such, but Davis disagreed. They will also be asked to weigh the involvement of Fox Corp. in the publication of the alleged defamatory statements. In his ruling, Davis suggested he personally had doubts about whether or not Fox Corp. was responsible for the claims.