2023-01-25 15:49:08

The Times Asks Judge to Unseal Documents in Fox News Defamation Case

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The New York Times
By Jeremy W Peters

Most of the evidence in the case has remained under seal at the request of Foxs lawyers.

The New York Times on Wednesday asked a judge to unseal some legal filingsthat contain previously undisclosed evidence in a defamation suit brought against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems, a company targeted with conspiracy theories about rigged machines and stolen votes in the 2020 election.

Most of the evidence in the case including text messages and emails taken from the personal phones of Fox executives, on-air personalities and producers in the weeks after the election has remained under seal at the request of lawyers for the network.

Federal law and the law in Delaware, where the case is being heard, broadly protect the publics right of access to information about judicial proceedings. The law allows for exceptions if a party in a lawsuit can show good cause to keep something under seal, such as a company seeking to protect a trade secret or financial information.

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