Will Dominion Dominate Fox?

April 17, 2023Article
Daily Journal

Litigation partner and First Amendment expert Doug Mirell authored "Will Dominion dominate Fox?," a column published by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  In his column, Mirell addressed the issues that were at stake had Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News Network and Fox Corporation gone to trial.


With opening statements scheduled to begin today, Dominion Voting Systems v. Fox has already become the highest profile public-figure defamation case since the U.S. Supreme Court first defined the judicial landscape for such lawsuits in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964). The forthcoming trial will determine whether Fox News Network (FNN) and its parent entity, Fox Corporation (FC), are to be held liable for providing a platform for guests that FNN’s hosts knew would make false and defamatory on-air statements about how Dominion’s voting machines helped “steal” the 2020 presidential election from former President Donald J. Trump, and whether those hosts themselves “affirmed, endorsed, repeated, and agreed with those false statements.”

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