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Murdoch Likely Has to Testify at Fox-Dominion Trial, Judge Says

  • Trial set for April 17 in suit over bogus election claims
  • Fox says Dominion can’t prove broadcasts cost it $1 billion
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Fox News TV hosts including Tucker Carlson and Maria Bartiromo, along with Fox Corp. Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, will likely be forced to testify during a trial next month over more than $1 billion in defamation claims against the network by Dominion Voting Systems.

Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis told lawyers in the case on Wednesday that key witnesses will be expected to answer questions in person during the six-week trial, which is set to start April 17. Davis said he’d rule later on Fox’s motion to dismiss the case before trial.