“The Court has decided to continue the start of the trial, including jury selection, until Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 9 a.m,” a statement from Superior Court Judge Eric Davis said.
The judge did not cite a reason for pushing back the trial, but did say, “This is not unusual.”
According to a Wall Street Journal report, Fox is looking for a possible way to settle the case out of court.
The trial, which has drawn international interest, had been scheduled to start Monday morning with jury selection and opening statements. Now, court is in recess until 9 a.m. ET Tuesday.
The case centers on whether Fox defamed Dominion Voting Systems by spreading false claims that the company rigged the 2020 presidential election to prevent former President Donald Trump’s reelection.
Records produced as part of the lawsuit show that many of the network’s hosts and executives didn’t believe the allegations, yet still aired them.
Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this report.,