Factbox-Fox case just one front in Dominion’s larger legal battle

Dominion Voting Systems’ Legal Campaign Against Spread of Falsehoods

By Helen Coster

In a recent development, Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox resulted in a $787.5 million settlement, marking a significant step in the company’s broader legal campaign to hold accountable those who have spread falsehoods about its technology.


One of the notable lawsuits filed by Dominion was against MyPillow Inc and its CEO, Mike Lindell, a prominent election conspiracy theorist. Lindell falsely claimed that Dominion’s voting machines were used to rig the 2020 U.S. presidential election in favor of Democrat Joe Biden and against then-President Donald Trump. This led to a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, accusing him of engaging in a “defamatory marketing campaign about Dominion.”


In a similar vein, Dominion also sued conservative media networks One America News Network and Newsmax Media Inc in August 2021 for making debunked claims about vote rigging. These lawsuits seek more than $1.6 billion in damages each. While Newsmax has stated that the facts at issue in Dominion’s case against it are different from those that led to Fox’s settlement, the network stands by its coverage and vows to vigorously defend itself.


Additionally, Dominion has taken legal action against individuals like Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock.com Inc, for spreading conspiracy theories about the company’s technology. A judge denied Byrne’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit in April 2022. Dominion also has pending lawsuits against former Trump lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani over vote rigging claims. Powell has denied the allegations, while Giuliani has characterized the lawsuit as an attempt to censor free speech.

In each lawsuit against the lawyers, Dominion seeks at least $1.3 billion in damages. These legal battles highlight Dominion’s commitment to holding accountable those who propagate falsehoods about its technology. The company’s efforts to seek justice through the legal system underscore the importance of upholding truth and integrity in public discourse.

(Reporting by Helen Coster; Editing by Noeleen Walder and Aurora Ellis)

Original Story at ca.style.yahoo.com – 2024-05-01 07:00:00

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