Oregon AG launches investigation into Fox over election claims, settlement

It will look into whether the board of directors for the network’s parent company breached its fiduciary duties.
File – A man walks past the News Corp. and Fox News headquarters on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in New York. Fox Corp.’s hefty $787.5 million settlement with Dominion over defamation charges is unlikely to make a dent in Fox’s operations, analysts say. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum (D) announced Monday that her office is investigating whether to file a stockholders’ lawsuit against the board of directors of Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, over false claims about the 2020 election.

Rosenblum said the investigation will explore whether Fox News’s reporting, which led to a $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems, harmed public retirees in her state. The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund invests in Fox Corp.

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