The highly anticipated trial between Dominion Voting Systems and Fox News Network has been delayed by a judge until Tuesday.
The trial, which could have significant implications for television news and defamation lawsuits in the United States, sees Dominion suing Fox for $1.6 billion in damages.
Dominion alleges that Fox knowingly aired false claims that Dominion’s software rigged the 2020 presidential election against former President Trump.
Fox argues that they were simply reporting on newsworthy events pushed by a sitting president and are protected by the First Amendment.
The trial is expected to last five weeks and will likely see popular Fox hosts, including Tucker Carlson, Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, Brett Bear, Laura Ingram, and Maria Bartiromo, testifying.
Both sides have teams of legal powerhouses defending their case, and the jury will ultimately decide whether Fox acted with actual malice and if so, how much they should have to pay.