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Dominion sues Fox News for $1.6 billion over 'false story of election fraud'

Dominion Voting Systems has filed another major lawsuit, this time against Fox News.

The voting company on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, alleging the cable channel "sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process," The Associated Press reported.

Dominion has in recent months filed numerous defamation lawsuits against individuals who pushed the baseless conspiracy theory that the company changed votes from former President Donald Trump to President Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Trump allies Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell were both sued by Dominion for $1.3 billion, as was MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Dominion had not previously sued a news outlet, though in February, Fox was hit with a separate $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit from the voting technology company Smartmatic over election fraud claims.

An attorney for Dominion, Justin Nelson, alleged that Fox News made a "conscious, knowing business decision to endorse and repeat and broadcast these lies" about election fraud involving the voting company "in order to keep its viewership." According to the AP, Dominion's attorneys have left the door open to also sue individual Fox News personalities.