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Report: Smartmatic Subpoenas Fox Board Members In Defamation Lawsuit

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Voting systems company Smartmatic is going after Fox board members.

Smartmatic subpoenaed four members of Fox Corp.’s board of directors in connection with its ongoing lawsuit against Fox News over the network’s coverage of the 2020 election.

In motions filed with the Supreme Court of New York, Smartmatic requested relevant documents from four members of Fox’s board of directors: Anne Dias, Charles Carey, Roland Hernandez and Jacques Nasser.

“Accountability and responsibility do not stop with Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch,” J. Erik Connolly, Smartmatic’s attorney on its case, said in a statement to The Washington Post, which first reported on the subpoenas. “Smartmatic plans to pursue Fox’s board members as well to determine why they allowed the company’s most valuable asset, Fox News, to spread disinformation about the 2020 election.”

Smartmatic sued Fox for $2.7 billion after the 2020 election, arguing the network maliciously aired false information about its software being promoted by allies of former President Trump after the election.

Last spring Fox paid Dominion Voting Systems $787 million to settle a separate defamation lawsuit. (RELATED: Report: Fox News Reaches Last-Minute Settlement With Dominion Voting Systems)

Smartmatic’s case against the network is not expected to go to trial until 2025.

In April, Smartmatic and One America News (OAN) reached a settlement in the company’s defamation lawsuit against the conservative outlet.

“Smartmatic has resolved its litigation against OANN through a confidential settlement,” its lead attorney, Erik Connolly, confirmed to Mediaite:

The company also sued Fox News and Newsmax for airing false claims about its role in the 2020 election. Those suits are ongoing.

Despite the ongoing lawsuit against Fox News, in January a judge ruled Fox News Channel can proceed with its counterclaim. In part, because the network has yet to be found liable for defamation.

Article Published With The Permission of American Liberty News.


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