Fox News has formally apologized to the judge overseeing the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion after the late disclosure of Rupert Murdoch’s role as an officer at Fox News. This situation raised concerns about the network’s concealment, which Dominion’s attorneys said prevented them from obtaining further evidence regarding him. Fox apologized to the court, promising to be committed to clear and full communication moving forward. However, the network pushed back on the idea that the omission hurt Dominion. This incident led to the increase in concerns by the judge regarding “untrue or negligent” representations Fox has made to the court. The development also led to the discussion of appointing a special master to investigate erroneous representations by Fox made as part of the case.
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