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More lawsuits – and perhaps more settlements – might be coming. Here’s a breakdown of the related litigation that’s still pending.
What’s next for Fox?
In some ways, this isn’t the end of Fox News’ legal headaches. It’s only halftime.
While the right-wing network will avoid having to apologize or issuing an on-air retraction over the false Dominion claims that infected its air, Fox is still facing another major defamation lawsuit stemming from many of the same lies that were at the heart of the Dominion case.
Smartmatic, another voting technology company, sued Fox for defamation following the 2020 election and is seeking $2.7 billion in damages from Fox and other defendants.
That lawsuit was filed in New York state courts, and a trial isn’t expected anytime soon.
“Dominion’s litigation exposed some of the misconduct and damage caused by Fox’s disinformation campaign,” Smartmatic lawyer Erik Connolly said in a statement after the settlement. “Smartmatic will expose the rest. Smartmatic remains committed to clearing its name, recouping the significant damage done to the company, and holding Fox accountable for undermining democracy.”
What’s next for Dominion?
Dominion still has a bevy of pending lawsuits against 2020 election deniers.
They’re suing right-wing TV networks Newsmax and OAN, which went even further than Fox News in their promotion of unhinged and debunked conspiracy theories about supposed election-rigging.