A Delaware judge has ruled that a defamation lawsuit against Newsmax filed by Dominion Voting Systems can proceed. Judge Eric Davis denied a motion from Newsmax in the Superior Court to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the network “knew the allegations were probably false” about the voting technology and “there were enough signs indicating the statements were not true to infer Newsmax’s intent to avoid the truth.”
The Hill reports:
“Given that Newsmax apparently refused to report contrary evidence, including evidence from the Department of Justice, the allegations support the reasonable inference that Newsmax intended to keep Dominion’s side of the story out of the mainstream,” Davis wrote in his opinion.
In August, Dominion filed lawsuits against Newsmax and One America News, as well as Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock.com, alleging defamation.
In a statement to The Hill after the lawsuit was filed in August, Newsmax said Dominion’s defamation suit was a “clear attempt to squelch such reporting and undermine a free press.”
Dominion Voting Systems said that while Newsmax ratings spiked 145 percent in December 2020 compared to 2019, Dominion was negatively impacted. The company said it had to spend $600,000 on private security because of threats and another $700,000 combating the disinformation claims.
Defamation suits are required to prove “actual malice” meaning someone intentionally spread claims they knew were false or spread them “with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.”
Newsmax argues they were defended by a legal doctrine that allows journalists to report on newsworthy allegations by individuals, however, Judge Davis disagreed.
“The Complaint supports the reasonable inference that Newsmax either knew its statements about Dominion’s role in the election fraud were false or had a high degree of awareness that they were false,” the judge wrote.
Another communist judge siding with the commies. No wonder people are leaving the state for adult run states. The country KNOWS the Dominion machines are corruptible and were.
So does that mean that Trump can sue the New York Times for their lies? Yipee, let’s do it!!!!!!
Would you expect anything different from a demoRAT picked Delaware judge?
This may set an interesting precedent.
Delaware judge? So when the statistics change to 100% Bidiot in the middle of the night, and Lindell’s DOCUMENTARY shows EXACTLY what country and what channel was taken THROUGH DOMINION, that’s supposedly defamation? The only way this gets through is if they block the THOUSANDS of reports that DOMINION was DIRECTLY involved in changing the percentages of vote entries to favor Mr. Potato head!
The judge is being a politically correct politician, not a judge. To say that Newsmax probably knew the reporting on the Dominion system was false is absurd. Newsmax needs to fight what is a meritless defamation suit intended to chill debate about the 2020 election fraud.
Another VERMIN judge that needs REMOVAL!
What did you expect? Judges are like democrats, a dime a dozon.
Let me take a wild guess here. The judge was an obama appointee. We still don’t know for sure that the dominion machines were not rigged for biden
Well I guess news max should bring out the real truth in court then that dominion is guilty of hacking and voter fraud!
If the machines are on the up and up, they’d let experts examine a few of them. But no. Even when presented with subpoenas, they won’t let anyone near them. The machines were connected to the internet and fraud did occur. They won’t let anyone see them. One town clerk made a full copy of the machine before and after Dominion came for a “trusted rebuild”. Remarkable changes. Contacts with outside computers and most of 2020 election data was erased. One machine in Michigan showed 6000 votes moved from Trump to Biden. One town in NH had 300 votes for Dem candidates before election began. We need full discovery.
The election in Venezuela contested for the second time. Dominion machines were used. for second time, failed again
If the judge applies these same standards to CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and the rest of the BS of the ultra-liberal leftist media, then they are in the same legally leakey boat, but, of course, he won’t.
I have to wonder if this was a democrat appointed judge, that would make sense. There are to many liberal judges not following the constitution or the amendments to it. This is a Chinese owned entity that produced this equipment, they also produced the operating system which they are only privy to. What makes you think that they could not have a program sitting in the operating system that could change the voting parameters.They have Harvard graduates that know how to do this undetectable by most people.This is a communist country that produced this equipment to change Venezuela from a free government to a communist government, why wouldn’t they do the same thing to the USA.
I did and you Communist at AOL denied it because it didn’t fit your liberal mold.
the whole justice system is one sided and corrupt.
Pelosi and her liberal crime family have invested in the Dominion voting machines. So they also get to control the outcome. This is a blatant conflict of interest and they should all be arrested for their felonies. 😎