The defamation trial between Dominion Voting Systems and Fox News has been delayed until Tuesday, sparking speculation of a potential settlement. Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric M. Davis announced the delay on Monday morning, but did not provide a reason for the move.
Dominion has accused Fox News of peddling false information about the company knowingly, while Fox News has argued that they are protected under the First Amendment to pursue stories and cover the news. The trial is expected to proceed on Tuesday, with Dominion being allowed to force Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan to take the witness stand in court at a defamation trial later this month.
If the trial proceeds, Dominion will need to prove that Fox News acted to peddle false information knowingly. Fox News, meanwhile, has argued that they are protected under the First Amendment to pursue stories and cover the news. The outcome of the trial could have significant implications for both parties and the media industry as a whole.