Delaware Judge Eric M. Davis, known for his poker face, is overseeing both Dominion Voting Systems' lawsuit against Fox News and a similar case against the conservative TV network Newsmax.
American election deniers are recycling lies about voting machines to claim Brazil's presidential election is being rigged and to cast doubt on the U.S. midterms.
Smartmatic says claims aired by the network contributed to losing $2.7 billion in business through 2025. In a new suit, Fox says that figure represents absurdly huge growth for the small business.
The cable news outlet says it is protected by the First Amendment and alleges it sought to show both sides of the legal dispute led by former President Donald Trump over the 2020 election results.
Fox News says its coverage of bogus election-fraud claims was "accurate and disinterested" and is protected by the First Amendment.
Smartmatic, an election technology company, sued the network for its "disinformation campaign" waged by people unhappy with President Biden's election victory.