Davida Brook, the lead lawyer for Dominion Voting Systems, has said a last-minute settlement from Fox News “brought peace”.
“When a company like Fox apologises, it apologises with money,” she told the BBC’s US partner CBS. “$787 million, we figured, spoke volumes.”
The network agreed to pay $787.5m (£634m) – about half of the $1.6bn initially sought by Dominion – over its reporting of the 2020 presidential election.
Dominion argued its business was harmed by Fox spreading false claims the vote had been rigged against Donald Trump.
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