His supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 as Congress moved to certify the election results, leaving five dead.
Fox hosts and guests gave life to a false claim that Dominion committed election fraud to help elect President Joe Biden, "taking a small flame and turning it into a raging fire", Dominion lawyer Stephen Shackelford told reporters. Dominion has also suedDonald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for allegedly touting lies about election fraud.
Earlier this week, Powell tried to fend off the more than $1.3 billion in liabilities against her personally by arguing in a motion to dismiss that "no reasonable person" would believe that her well-publicized comments about an global plot against former President Donald Trump were "statements of fact".
"Fox News Media is proud of our 2020 election coverage, which stands in the highest tradition of American journalism, and will vigorously defend against this baseless lawsuit in court", Fox News said in a statement. Smartmaticfiled a $2.7-billion suit against the cable news outlet on February 4.
In its first suit filed against a media company, Dominion claims Fox News pushed the "outlandish, defamatory, and far-fetched" claims as part of an effort to "lure viewers back" after they fled to other networks because they saw Fox as "insufficiently supportive" of President Trump after his loss.
"Fox endorsed, repeated, and broadcast a series of verifiably false yet devastating lies about Dominion", the suit stated. Other right-wing outlets like Newsmax and One America News Network (OAN), both of whom have also gotten legal notices from the voting tech companies, have put out statements distancing themselves from the conspiracy theories they aired and taken down articles which referenced them.
The Dominion and Smartmatic lawsuits represent the biggest legal threat to Fox News to date.
"We obviously hope that filing this lawsuit and proving our case can help with that, but it is an enormous uphill battle, and we're not going to be able to get all the way there, and we know that, and that's why Fox is on the hook for the massive economic damages they've done to Dominion", he added.
In apparent response to the growing number of defamation cases, conservative USA news outlets have begun to rely on prepared disclaimers or additional prerecorded programming to repudiate pro-Trump conspiracy theories spouted by guests and hosts. "We apologize to Dominion for all of the harm this caused them and their employees".
The proposal is said to be larger than the $1.9 trillion covid relief package that the Congress passed earlier this month. Biden said former Trump had eliminated funding addressing the root causes of why people are leaving their home countries.
The top U.S. envoy and defense chief visited Korea and Japan the previous week to discuss its North Korea policy. It's the first round of missile tests since Biden took office, but officials downplayed the significance.
Brussels and London have both laid claim to vaccine stocks in an AstraZeneca factory in the Netherlands. A European official described the EU export authorisation mechanism as "a loaded gun under the table".
According to the Weather Channel , the west Georgia town of Newnan had also seen significant storm damage as of Thursday night. Images shared on social media much of the devastation and destruction left after the tornado hit the state.
Meanwhile, a number of regions are moving to different restriction levels in the province's colour-coded pandemic framework. Ontario is reporting more than 1,500 new cases of COVID-19 today as virus-related hospitalizations surge in the province.
Colorado governor Jared Polis and Boulder Mayor Sam Weaver each referred to the incident as a "tragedy" in statements on Twitter. The Boulder police tweeted some 20 minutes later that there was an "Active Shooter at the King Soopers on Table Mesa " street.
A third of Danes reject AstraZeneca's Covid jab
He said the updated details were likely solid enough for US regulators to authorize the vaccine. Then last week a scare over blood clots had some countries temporarily pausing inoculations.
Biden puts VP Harris in charge of border influx
Ms Harris will likely rely on her experience as senator from California, a border state, to inform her diplomatic efforts. Harris said the job "will not be easy, but it is important work, it is work that we demand as a people of our country".
E.U. Set to Curb Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks
Brussels will push ahead with plans to block shipments of coronavirus vaccines to the United Kingdom and launch new rules targeting countries with high vaccination rates and low exports of jabs today.