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2022-07-06 5:01:11 AM  
Oh guys, why don't y'all just Release the Kraken?
 
2022-07-06 6:05:45 AM  
"Can't Justice Kegstand and Justice IHaveToAskMyHusband just overturn all the cases we lost?"
 
2022-07-06 6:28:42 AM  
"His vast experience in trial litigation will add depth to our legal team, ensuring the protection of the First Amendment and the fundamental right to a free press remain intact lie with impunity,"
 
2022-07-06 8:04:52 AM  
Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.
 
2022-07-06 8:11:43 AM  

Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.


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/still waiting
 
2022-07-06 8:12:14 AM  

Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.


"His vast experience in trial litigation will add depth to our legal team, ensuring the protection of the First Amendment and the fundamental right to a free press remain intact help us negotiate as small of a damage amount as possible while not admitting any guilt.
 
2022-07-06 8:12:43 AM  
Webb didn't decline representing TFG due to a conflict.  He knew damn well he'd get stiffed.
 
2022-07-06 8:15:43 AM  
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2022-07-06 8:16:04 AM  

bighairyguy: Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.

"His vast experience in trial litigation will add depth to our legal team, ensuring the protection of the First Amendment and the fundamental right to a free press remain intact help us negotiate as small of a damage amount as possible while not admitting any guilt.


What makes you think Dominion is interested in negotiating a settlement on those terms?
 
2022-07-06 8:17:15 AM  
The move comes shortly after an unfavorable Delaware Supreme Court ruling last month

Wait - can't they just appeal until they get a ruling they like?  Isn't that the way things work now?
 
2022-07-06 8:18:27 AM  
They should include Sean Hannity getting water boarded on live TV as part of the suit. Hannity keeping his promise is long overdue.
 
2022-07-06 8:19:09 AM  
Why is it that only the Libby "news" spend all of it time reporting on other legit news
 
2022-07-06 8:20:26 AM  
Really wanting this to go full trial. No settlement. Fox needs to be taking down hard and then powerslammed from the ropes. 

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2022-07-06 8:20:56 AM  
While I have very little faith in our judicial system of late, I so hope to f*ck Dominion wins and sues Fox "News" into oblivion. I also hope that their victory causes their on-air personalities to become journalistic pariahs,
personae non grata, who can't get a job at even the most MAGA of networks because of the taint surrounding them and potential liability for hiring mendacious and shameless grifters. I appreciate and enjoy multiple points of view different from mine because I think that makes my opinions more informed and me a more well-rounded person, what Fox has done to us and our families has been toxic. Quite literally, Fox delenda est.

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2022-07-06 8:21:08 AM  
"Fox News is not the only conservative media company in legal hot water over the issue."

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2022-07-06 8:21:18 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: "Can't Justice Kegstand and Justice IHaveToAskMyHusband just overturn all the cases we lost?"


I never heard that knickname for Thomas before.
 
2022-07-06 8:23:03 AM  
More like:

Fox News: Wait, Dominion is SERIOUS about this lawsuit? we said WHAT about Dominion on the air? Well, shiat, Guess we better hire a REAL lawyer then
 
2022-07-06 8:23:18 AM  

Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.


Like, what kind of consequences?

Having to pay for a lawyer?
Needing to dedicate airtime to hit pieces on lawsuits instead of OOGGABOOGA we didn't say the n[word], but you get the implication?
Bribing more politicians and judges?

Because "business as usual" doesn't strike me as an out of the ordinary consequence, any more than pooping is a consequence of eating food.
 
2022-07-06 8:23:44 AM  
I love that in previous cases they've argued that their shows aren't "News" but "commentary" and now are trying to argue that their coverage was only because it was "newsworthy".

I'd 100% be getting with the lawyers from the other cases.    That would be a FUN meeting to be at.
 
2022-07-06 8:27:21 AM  

qorkfiend: bighairyguy: Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.

"His vast experience in trial litigation will add depth to our legal team, ensuring the protection of the First Amendment and the fundamental right to a free press remain intact help us negotiate as small of a damage amount as possible while not admitting any guilt.

What makes you think Dominion is interested in negotiating a settlement on those terms?


To be fair, they will likely never have to admit guilt/wrongdoing.  Either they will settle, in which case not having to admit anything will 100% be part of the deal, or they will be found liable by a jury.  Neither would entail them having to admit it.
 
2022-07-06 8:27:22 AM  

ChimpMitten: Mr. Coffee Nerves: "Can't Justice Kegstand and Justice IHaveToAskMyHusband just overturn all the cases we lost?"

I never heard that knickname for Thomas before.


That would probably be because it's a nickname for Justice Handmaiden.
 
2022-07-06 8:30:14 AM  

sniderman: Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.

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/still waiting


https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/timeline-defamation-claim.html

The filing of the lawsuit starts the clock running on when the case might get to trial. Every state's pretrial procedures are different, but generally it will take between a year and a half and three years after the lawsuit is filed for a defamation case to get to trial.

Dominion filed suit in March of 2021.  The trial has been schedule for April 2023.  This is normal.
 
2022-07-06 8:33:20 AM  
FTFA:

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I always liked how Fox and the other Jonestown cable channels use the pic of Trump where he's trying to look like Dirty Harry but he was actually ripping a ketchup-lined fart.
 
2022-07-06 8:34:18 AM  

dracos31: ChimpMitten: Mr. Coffee Nerves: "Can't Justice Kegstand and Justice IHaveToAskMyHusband just overturn all the cases we lost?"

I never heard that knickname for Thomas before.

That would probably be because it's a nickname for Justice Handmaiden.


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2022-07-06 8:35:17 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: I love that in previous cases they've argued that their shows aren't "News" but "commentary" and now are trying to argue that their coverage was only because it was "newsworthy".

I'd 100% be getting with the lawyers from the other cases.    That would be a FUN meeting to be at.


That's the problem with lying all the time, it becomes hard to keep everything straight. I hope something comes out of this but I'm not holding my breath.
 
2022-07-06 8:35:25 AM  
Fox News should have known the Dominion was serious. Jem'Hadar lawyers with the subpoenas out front should have told em.
 
2022-07-06 8:40:59 AM  
Super lawyer sounds like a villain who gets other super villains released from Arkam  Asylum
 
2022-07-06 8:43:08 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: "His vast experience in trial litigation will add depth to our legal team, ensuring the protection of the First Amendment and the fundamental right to a free press remain intact lie with impunity,"


The Republicans have actually gotten me to realize I don't really believe in the First Amendment
Why should it be legal to lie?
 
2022-07-06 8:46:56 AM  
Trial to be heard by a Trump-appointed attorney, no doubt.
 
2022-07-06 8:47:44 AM  
The deck chairs look good in that new setup
 
2022-07-06 8:51:09 AM  
Looks like Jerry Hall was smart to get out when she did
 
2022-07-06 8:55:01 AM  
So, they're NOT going to use the "no reasonable person would believe this network fraudulently disguised as a 'news' network" trope again?
 
2022-07-06 8:55:27 AM  
The 1st protects your ability to report on political lies, not to manufacture them.
 
2022-07-06 8:57:24 AM  
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2022-07-06 9:02:15 AM  

dracos31: ChimpMitten: Mr. Coffee Nerves: "Can't Justice Kegstand and Justice IHaveToAskMyHusband just overturn all the cases we lost?"

I never heard that knickname for Thomas before.

That would probably be because it's a nickname for Justice Handmaiden.


Thomas would be 'Uncle Clarence' or 'Uncle Thomas'.

I've seen both used.
 
2022-07-06 9:04:31 AM  
Dominion will end up owing FOX.  Other voting machine manufacturers will adopt the business model.   Elections season will be intolerable.
 
2022-07-06 9:06:44 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: dracos31: ChimpMitten: Mr. Coffee Nerves: "Can't Justice Kegstand and Justice IHaveToAskMyHusband just overturn all the cases we lost?"

I never heard that knickname for Thomas before.

That would probably be because it's a nickname for Justice Handmaiden.

Thomas would be 'Uncle Clarence' or 'Uncle Thomas'.

I've seen both used.


"Uncle Ruckus" seems more on-point.
 
2022-07-06 9:06:52 AM  
For the good of the nation, burn them down, in court
 
2022-07-06 9:08:57 AM  

K3rberos: qorkfiend: bighairyguy: Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.

"His vast experience in trial litigation will add depth to our legal team, ensuring the protection of the First Amendment and the fundamental right to a free press remain intact help us negotiate as small of a damage amount as possible while not admitting any guilt.

What makes you think Dominion is interested in negotiating a settlement on those terms?

To be fair, they will likely never have to admit guilt/wrongdoing.  Either they will settle, in which case not having to admit anything will 100% be part of the deal, or they will be found liable by a jury.  Neither would entail them having to admit it.


Dominion would be stupid to take that deal.  The RW noise machine has completely poisoned their business- it's not something a couple of million $ and a quiet settlement can fix.

If Dominion is smart, the settlement will not only be big money, but will include Fox News people (including Tucker and Hannity) stating on screen that they deliberately lied and knew that there was (nor is) no evidence whatsoever that Dominion machines were rigged.

Hopefully they'll end up owning Newsmax entirely
 
2022-07-06 9:09:04 AM  
It's worth remembering that 21st Century Fox sold off all the valuable parts of itself a few years ago, as if they expected to lose the rest. What's left is probably mired in debt and judgment-proof.

They'll burn Fox News to the ground before they pay a dime.
 
2022-07-06 9:09:59 AM  
A Fox News representative said the ruling was not a factor in the hiring of Webb

. . . because lying is what they do.
 
2022-07-06 9:11:44 AM  

Rapmaster2000: sniderman: Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.

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/still waiting

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/timeline-defamation-claim.html

The filing of the lawsuit starts the clock running on when the case might get to trial. Every state's pretrial procedures are different, but generally it will take between a year and a half and three years after the lawsuit is filed for a defamation case to get to trial.

Dominion filed suit in March of 2021.  The trial has been schedule for April 2023.  This is normal.


But on Law and Order, we get the entire investigation, arrest and trial all finished in under an hour.  Are you telling me television dramas are not even close to an accurate reflection of reality?
 
2022-07-06 9:14:17 AM  
This isn't tremendously unusual. Hire an attorney whose area of practice is 1st amendment to file motions to dismiss, or motions for summary judgment. If you don't get the rulings in your favor, then you would want to hire someone whose area of practice is litigation who has experience with jury selection, voir dire, rules of evidence, direct, and cross examination, motions in limine, etc.

That being said, Fox News still sucks.
 
2022-07-06 9:14:52 AM  

K3rberos: qorkfiend: bighairyguy: Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.

"His vast experience in trial litigation will add depth to our legal team, ensuring the protection of the First Amendment and the fundamental right to a free press remain intact help us negotiate as small of a damage amount as possible while not admitting any guilt.

What makes you think Dominion is interested in negotiating a settlement on those terms?

To be fair, they will likely never have to admit guilt/wrongdoing.  Either they will settle, in which case not having to admit anything will 100% be part of the deal, or they will be found liable by a jury.  Neither would entail them having to admit it.


You act like a jury might not come back and give Dominion 3 billion dollars in damages.

Fox is fuct. And I'm sure they want to make a deal. Dominion, I suspect, has zero desire to deal with Fox. Because Fox isn't going to change their schtick until they're broke.
 
2022-07-06 9:15:35 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: K3rberos: qorkfiend: bighairyguy: Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.

"His vast experience in trial litigation will add depth to our legal team, ensuring the protection of the First Amendment and the fundamental right to a free press remain intact help us negotiate as small of a damage amount as possible while not admitting any guilt.

What makes you think Dominion is interested in negotiating a settlement on those terms?

To be fair, they will likely never have to admit guilt/wrongdoing.  Either they will settle, in which case not having to admit anything will 100% be part of the deal, or they will be found liable by a jury.  Neither would entail them having to admit it.

Dominion would be stupid to take that deal.  The RW noise machine has completely poisoned their business- it's not something a couple of million $ and a quiet settlement can fix.

If Dominion is smart, the settlement will not only be big money, but will include Fox News people (including Tucker and Hannity) stating on screen that they deliberately lied and knew that there was (nor is) no evidence whatsoever that Dominion machines were rigged.

Hopefully they'll end up owning Newsmax entirely


My prediction:  They'll take the settlement and use it to pay off the shareholders before going out of business.  Their brand is poisoned beyond repair now so it's hard to see how they would ever be a profitable business again.  It's the Hillary Clinton Effect.
 
2022-07-06 9:19:37 AM  

bighairyguy: Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.

"His vast experience in trial litigation will add depth to our legal team, ensuring the protection of the First Amendment and the fundamental right to a free press remain intact help us negotiate as small of a damage amount as possible while not admitting any guilt.


Yep, pretty much this.

Dan Webb is a former federal prosecutor and a great litigator, but he's 77 and not doing much trial work these days.  I suspect Fox hired him more for his scary reputation as a litigator than in anticipation of an actual trial.  That's because Fox lost its motion to dismiss.  The next step is discovery, and Fox hates to engage in discovery.  Fox settled all of its various sexual harassment suits before discovery because it didn't want opposing lawyers going through all of its documents and potentially exposing Fox's dirty little secrets to the wider world, and I'm confident it will do the same here.

The next step for Webb and Fox, therefore, is to open settlement negotiations with Dominion.  It won't be easy and it certainly won't be cheap, but I predict that Dominion will ultimately agree to settle, if for no other reason than it needs the money to fund its other lawsuits.  Selling voting machines is a niche business, and I can't imagine that Dominion's sales are enough to pay for ordinary business expenses on top of all of its legal fees.  Right now, Dominion's biggest assets are probably its potential recoveries in its defamation lawsuits.  It will, sooner or later, have to convert those intangible assets into real money in order to satisfy its shareholders.  A big fat settlement with Fox would be a good place to start.
 
2022-07-06 9:20:16 AM  

Rapmaster2000: sniderman: Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.

[pbs.twimg.com image 252x233]

/still waiting

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/timeline-defamation-claim.html

The filing of the lawsuit starts the clock running on when the case might get to trial. Every state's pretrial procedures are different, but generally it will take between a year and a half and three years after the lawsuit is filed for a defamation case to get to trial.

Dominion filed suit in March of 2021.  The trial has been schedule for April 2023.  This is normal.


Hell, I'd say that it's normal, to faster than normal. I had a case that was filed in November of 2016, and the trial date wasn't until June 16, 2022.  It took the jury more time to fill out the verdict form than it did for them to reach their decision in our favor--jury foreman said they made up their mind in 30 seconds.
 
2022-07-06 9:21:27 AM  
They're taking it seriously by hiring a 77 year old lawyer?  My grandpa was a pretty sharp businessman, but at 77 he was not what he was at 55.  I know there will be a team of lawyers on this, but the lead dude is 77.
 
2022-07-06 9:23:44 AM  

Persnickety: Glockenspiel Hero: K3rberos: qorkfiend: bighairyguy: Private_Citizen: Fox's lies cost Dominion billions in damage. This time Fox didn't hurt little people, they came for Rich people.
There will be consequences.

"His vast experience in trial litigation will add depth to our legal team, ensuring the protection of the First Amendment and the fundamental right to a free press remain intact help us negotiate as small of a damage amount as possible while not admitting any guilt.

What makes you think Dominion is interested in negotiating a settlement on those terms?

To be fair, they will likely never have to admit guilt/wrongdoing.  Either they will settle, in which case not having to admit anything will 100% be part of the deal, or they will be found liable by a jury.  Neither would entail them having to admit it.

Dominion would be stupid to take that deal.  The RW noise machine has completely poisoned their business- it's not something a couple of million $ and a quiet settlement can fix.

If Dominion is smart, the settlement will not only be big money, but will include Fox News people (including Tucker and Hannity) stating on screen that they deliberately lied and knew that there was (nor is) no evidence whatsoever that Dominion machines were rigged.

Hopefully they'll end up owning Newsmax entirely

My prediction:  They'll take the settlement and use it to pay off the shareholders before going out of business.  Their brand is poisoned beyond repair now so it's hard to see how they would ever be a profitable business again.  It's the Hillary Clinton Effect.


Uhm, they have contracts in 22 states and are the 2nd largest vote tally machine providers in the country. And have contracts with many of those states for future elections, including some until 2032.

They aren't going out of business any time soon.
 
2022-07-06 9:25:04 AM  

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Who the hell is behind Rupert Murdoch? Judge Doom? Slenderman?
 
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