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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:12 PM

Alex Jones Loses Sandy Hook Court Appeal, Must Now Pay Nearly $150,000 In Legal Fees

Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist and repeated loser of court battles, was ordered Wednesday to pay more than $20,000 in attorney fees after losing another appeal in a defamation case related to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He now owes nearly $150,000 in legal fees before he even faces a jury.

The Texas Court of Appeals sided with Sandy Hook father Neil Heslin, who for years has been attacked by conspiracy theorists who falsely claim the school shooting in which 20 children and six adults were killed never happened.

Heslin’s lawsuit accuses Jones and his website, Infowars, of defamation after Jones claimed the parents of the dead children were “crisis actors” who helped stage the shooting. Jones is now being sued by nine family members of people who died in the shooting.

Jones’ most recent appeal to dismiss Heslin’s lawsuit was found to be “frivolous,” the court ruled Wednesday. Jones was ordered to pay $22,250 in attorney fees.

Jones was also ordered to pay approximately $25,000 in October after a court sanctioned him. And in December, he was ordered to pay $100,000 in legal fees after a Texas judge ruled his defense team “intentionally disregarded” an earlier order to produce witnesses.

Attorney Mark Bankston, who is representing Heslin and other families suing Jones, told HuffPost in a statement that the latest victory for his client spells the end for Jones.

“It is rare to see a legal defense so incompetent and disrespectful to the rule of law that it causes a defendant to rack up $150,000 in fines during preliminary motions before even reaching trial,” Bankston said. “These fines are only the beginning. A far greater reckoning awaits Mr. Jones.”

Former allies have turned against Jones during his legal battle. Rob Jacobson, a former Infowars editor, testified in a deposition that staff laughed at him when he warned them against spreading lies about Sandy Hook.

“I told [Jones] straight to his face: ‘They’re going to come after you for Sandy Hook. This is really bad,’” Jacobson said. “He just stared at me like a deer in the headlights, he had nothing to say. And we just went on our way.”

Paul Watson, Jones’ longtime friend and a contributor to Infowars, testified in December that he also warned Jones to leave the parents alone, but was largely ignored.

Jones was most recently in the news after he was caught peddling a toothpaste he falsely claimed could kill the deadly coronavirus.


https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/alex-jones-loses-another-sandy-hook-court-battle-must-now-pay-150000-in-court-costs-200531738.html

Boo hoo hoo.

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Reply Alex Jones Loses Sandy Hook Court Appeal, Must Now Pay Nearly $150,000 In Legal Fees (Original post)
edbermac Mar 26 OP
gibraltar72 Mar 26 #1
jls4561 Mar 26 #4
BeckyDem Mar 26 #2
riversedge Mar 26 #3
William769 Mar 26 #5
dalton99a Mar 26 #6
mitch96 Mar 26 #7
Cirque du So-What Mar 26 #8
TexasTowelie Mar 27 #26
Brainfodder Mar 26 #9
Crunchy Frog Mar 26 #10
Brother Mythos Mar 26 #11
Jake Stern Mar 26 #12
NurseJackie Mar 26 #13
Celerity Mar 26 #14
calimary Mar 26 #24
Traildogbob Mar 26 #15
TeamPooka Mar 26 #16
Initech Mar 26 #21
Jake Stern Mar 27 #25
TeamPooka Mar 27 #27
yaesu Mar 26 #17
OneCrazyDiamond Mar 26 #18
Mickju Mar 26 #19
warmfeet Mar 26 #20
slumcamper Mar 26 #23
slumcamper Mar 26 #22

Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:14 PM

1. Bad things keep happening to good people.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:16 PM

4. But not today.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:15 PM

2. YES!

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:15 PM

3. There is some justice. yes. yes.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:17 PM

5. Good!

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:18 PM

6. And then the Deep State made him drive while intoxicated

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:20 PM

7. And he will do the very conservative/corporate thing and claim bankruptcy and walk away......... nt

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:29 PM

8. Can the court attach future earnings / wages?

I thought obligations like these couldn’t be discharged in bankruptcy. Legal fees, perhaps, but not awards for the plaintiffs. I just don’t know.

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:22 AM

26. No, I think that Jones will sue his lawyers for malpractice.

The fine will inevitably be paid by some insurance company that the lawyers have paid for professional liability insurance. The $150K isn't much more than a nuisance value claim considering the amount of money the insurance company would pay for attorneys if they decline the claim.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:32 PM

9. Missed the Medal of Freedom window too?



I hope the only breaks he gets involve his bones.











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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:39 PM

10. A little more happy news.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:01 PM

11. Thoughts. No prayers. No money.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:26 PM

12. As Nelson Muntz says. . . . .

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:48 PM

13. If he files for bankruptcy... are fees and penalties and fines and judgements erased?

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:53 PM

14. up goes my usual for any Jones the Infowanker OP



never gets old

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Response to Celerity (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:06 PM

24. I'll play along!



There!


And a barrrump-bump for a big finish!

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:03 PM

15. What a joke

He will make that much in one day selling trumpers Virus curing toothpaste.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:19 PM

16. I want Jones homeless in the streets begging for money.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:53 PM

21. That would be a fitting punishment for that asshole.

He can go scream about the Deep State in a dark alleyway somewhere.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:08 AM

25. I want him in a secured mental health facility

Until he is stabilized and demonstrates compliance with his course of treatment.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:10 AM

27. too good for him.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:23 PM

17. I'm sure there are enough idiots in this country to pay for it through go fund me. nt

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:39 PM

18. That's nice

But how much did he make trash talking the victims of sandy hook?

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:45 PM

19. I hope he suffers for the rest of his life.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:53 PM

20. Lock him the fuck up already.

Don't throw away the key. Don't make a key.

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Response to warmfeet (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:01 PM

23. THIS--for chrissakes, THIS

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:00 PM

22. That's chump change. Throw the book at @hole--AND LOCK HIM UP.

This dickhead is a major plague on society.

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