The trial between Dominion Voting Systems and Fox News over a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit has been delayed until Tuesday, sparking speculation of a potential settlement. Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric M. Davis announced the delay on Monday morning but did not explain the reasons for the move.
While there have been talks between the two parties, there has been no official confirmation of a settlement yet.
Dominion has accused Fox News of peddling false information about the company knowingly, while Fox News has argued that they are protected under the First Amendment to pursue stories and cover the news.
The trial is expected to proceed on Tuesday, with the Delaware judge ruling that Dominion can force Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan to take the witness stand in court at a defamation trial later this month.