Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs file motions to dismiss Smartmatic lawsuit

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(Reuters) - Fox News Media said on Friday Maria Bartiromo, Judge Jeanine Pirro and former host Lou Dobbs filed separate motions to dismiss electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic's lawsuit against Fox Corp.

The lawsuit had claimed that the media group accused it of helping rig the U.S. presidential election in favor of Joe Biden.

The actions by the trio comes after Lachlan Murdoch-led Fox Corp filed a motion to dismiss the Smartmatic lawsuit on Monday, stating that in its coverage it "fulfilled its commitment to inform fully and comment fairly."

(Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)