Fox Seeks Dismissal Of $2.7 Billion Smartmatic Suit

Law & Crime reports:

Lawyers for the Fox Corporation and Fox News on Monday night filed a motion to dismiss a $2.7 billion lawsuit against the cable news behemoth by Smartmatic, a maker of electronic voting technology. Smartmatic sued Fox News and Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro in New York state court for reports and commentaries about the role of Smartmatic machines in the 2020 election cycle.

Also named as defendants were Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, an attorney who pressed the series of unsuccessful election fraud cases collectively known as the “Kraken.” “This suit strikes at the heart of the First Amendment,” said Fox News attorney (and former U.S. Solicitor General) Paul Clement of the firm Kirkland & Ellis. “Smartmatic’s theory is fundamentally incompatible with the reality of the modern news network and deeply rooted principles of free speech law.”

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