In the Press
April 19, 2023

Fox’s Historic Defamation Settlement Is Just the Beginning (Axios)

Fox News' $787 million defamation settlement with Dominion Voting Systems ends one lawsuit over the airing of election lies, but there are plenty more to come. In dodging a trial, Fox was able to spare its executives and hosts further embarrassment on the witness stand. But the agreement also set a new benchmark for how much Fox is willing to pay to make such suits go away. "What this settlement gives Fox is a chance to move beyond the endless shaming before every key constituent that matters — not just TV viewers who may or may not care, but their investors, the board, and their key executives and personnel who no doubt want to focus on future success and leave past missteps behind," said Jonathan Shapiro, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner, to Axios.