Professor Roy Gutterman L’00 Discusses Dominion Voting Systems Defamation Lawsuit with Yahoo! News
Election software company Dominion Voting Systems last year filed multiple defamation lawsuits against conservative news outlets, alleging the networks had parroted false claims that Dominion had switched millions of votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. The eight defamation lawsuits are against various organizations and individuals including Fox News, Newsmax, One America News Network and attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell.
"Live news is challenging," said Professor Roy Gutterman L’00, Director of the Tully Center for Free Speech, in an article by Yahoo! News. "If this case ends up going in the plaintiff's side, I think news organizations that do live broadcasts might want to be careful with the things that they put on the air."
In order to win its cases, Dominion must prove actual malice and show the news organizations knowingly or recklessly disregarded the truth.