Judge's summary Judgment Decision - Fox News & Fox Corporation

Today the judge ruled on summary judgment in the Dominion v. Fox case. He said:

  • "The evidence developed in this civil proceeding demonstrates that is CRYSTAL clear that none of the Statements relating to Dominion about the 2020 election are true.  Therefore, the Court will grant summary judgment in favor of Dominion on the element of falsity." (page 43)
  • "FNN and FC cannot avail themselves of certain defenses like the neutral report and fair report privileges or the privilege for opinion. Newsworthiness/neutral reportage privilege fails to shield FNN from liability." (page 69)
  • "The Court will allow this civil action to go to a jury trial. The jury questions will relate to: (i) publication as to FC; (ii) actual malice as to FNN and/or FC; and (iii) whether Dominion incurred any damages." (page 81)

Dominion statement:

We are gratified by the Court's thorough ruling soundly rejecting all of Fox's arguments and defenses, and finding as a matter of law that their statements about Dominion are false.  We look forward to going to trial.

See full decision here