Why First Amendment Experts Think Fox News Will Settle Its Dominion Dispute

March 21, 2023

Despite their apparent alarm, or maybe because of it, First Amendment experts expect that they’ll settle their fight — and soon. The legal battle began in March 2021 when Dominion sued Fox News for $1.6 billion. “Fox sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, several injuring Dominion in the process,” states the complaint. Fox argues that the messages Dominion is sharing have been cherrypicked and insists that it did present both sides of the story. “I don’t think this Fox case is going to change the law any.