Fox, Dominion reach settlement over false election claims

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The judge overseeing Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox announced that the parties “have resolved their case” and dismissed the jury just as the trial was to begin. The announcement on Tuesday averted a prolonged trial in a case that exposed how the top-rated network chased viewers by spreading false claims about the 2020 presidential election. The sudden announcement came after jurors had been seated and attorneys were preparing to make opening statements. An attorney for Dominion said the settlement was for $787.5 million. The proposed settlement still needs approval from the judge overseeing the case.