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Fox resolves Dominion case, but $2.7 billion Smartmatic lawsuit looms

Fox News on Tuesday disposed of one legal threat with its $787.5 million defamation settlement with Dominion Voting Systems, but the network still faces a $2.7 billion lawsuit from another voting technology company, Smartmatic USA, over its coverage of debunked election-rigging claims.

Legal hiring is bright spot in latest U.S. jobs report

(CORRECTION: An version of this story published October 2021 reported incorrectly that legal sector jobs peaked in February 2020. It has been corrected based on U.S. Labor Department data showing an historical peak of about 1.18 million jobs in May 2007.) Employment in the legal industry continued to climb in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, moving closer to pre-pandemic levels even as the country's overall job growth fell significantly.

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