Jury in defamation suit against Fox won't hear about Jan. 6
A judge says the upcoming trial in a voting machine company’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News for airing false allegations of vote fraud in the 2020 presidential election will not include testimony about the Jan. 6 uprising at the U.S. Capitol.
Judge: Dominion defamation case against Fox will go to trial
A voting machine company’s defamation case against Fox News over its airing of false allegations about the 2020 presidential election will go to trial after a Delaware judge ruled that a jury must decide whether the network aired the claims with actual malice, the standard for proving libel.
Judge rules Dominion case can proceed against Trump allies
A federal judge has cleared the way for a defamation case by Dominion Voting Systems to proceed against Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Lindell, allies of former President Donald Trump who had all falsely accused the company of rigging the 2020 presidential election.
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Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims
FILE- In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, a Dominion Voting Systems voting machine is seen in Atlanta. Attorneys for Dominion said Fox News’ behavior differs greatly from that of other media outlets that reported on the claims. Though Dominion serves 28 states, until the 2020 election it had been largely unknown outside the election community. One employee, Eric Coomer, told the AP he had to go into hiding over death threats because of the false claims. A rival technology company, Smartmatic USA, also sued Fox News over election claims for a similar sum of money.
Dominion Voting Systems sues Giuliani over election claims, seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, voting machines fill the floor for early voting at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)WASHINGTON – Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president’s efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election. The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages for the voting machine company, a target for conservatives who made up wild claims about the company, blaming it for Trump's loss and alleging without evidence that its systems were easily manipulated. The company faced such a mountain of threats and criticism that one of its top executives went into hiding. The lawsuit also details Giuliani pitching supplements to cure their achy joints and muscles, offering a special discount code as he held up the bottles.
Dominion sues Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation
WASHINGTON – Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell on Friday, seeking at least $1.3 billion for Powell's “wild accusations” that the company rigged the presidential election for Joe Biden. “Dominion brings this action to set the record straight,” the company said in the suit filed in federal court in Washington. Powell has been representing Trump in a series of unsuccessful lawsuits filed to contest the election outcome. There was no widespread fraud in the election, which a range of election officials across the country including Trump’s former attorney general, William Barr, have confirmed. Eric Coomer, Dominion's security director, already has sued Powell, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the president's campaign for defamation after he was driven into hiding by death threats.
Dominion lawyers tell Mellissa Carone to cease ‘defamatory claims’
LANSING, Mich. – Dominion Voting Systems is taking action after finding themselves the target of President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The Grosse Pointe woman was a freelance IT worker for Dominion Voting Systems at Detroit’s TCF Center. Lawyers for US Dominion Inc.Last week the CEO of Dominion spoke out. You published these statements, even though you knew all along that your attacks on Dominion have no basis in reality. Lawyers for US Dominion Inc.READ: Michigan AG to GOP on voter fraud evidence: ‘Put up or shut up’
Michigan AG on lawsuit seeking to overturn election: ‘This is how democracies die’
Related: AG Barr: No evidence of voter fraud that’d change election outcome“This is how democracies die,” Nessel said Friday. “By virtue of these types of actions, which are unprecedented in American history.”Legal experts don’t believe the high court will hear the case. Despite that, four Michigan GOP congressmen have signed onto the case and 15 GOP state lawmakers. Nessel and the Attorney Generals of the other states have all filed briefs with the high court. Each member who signed their names on their respective briefs also won their own elections in 2020, which they are now asking to be invalidated.
Michigan AG responds to Texas lawsuit against state’s election process
Michigan’s election results faced another round of legal challenges in courts both big and small just four days before the Electoral College is slated to meet and finalize the 2020 election. In the U.S. Supreme Court, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel responded to the state of Texas, which is suing Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia -- three other key states that voted in favor of President-elect Joe Biden. Texas alleged that Michigan broke its own election laws to send absentee ballots to voters during a pandemic, and argued that the court should throw out millions of votes. More: Michigan AG: Texas AG Paxton’s election lawsuit is clear signal request for pardon by TrumpNessel said the claims in the lawsuit are “absurd” and already have been debunked in lower courts. The scheme has been floated and then called for by President Trump, his campaign and his legal team before and after the presidential election in an effort to overturn election results.