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Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:34 PM

Alex Jones must pay full $49M to Sandy Hook parents, judge orders, overruling Texas damages cap

Source: Newstime

A Texas judge sided with the parents of a slain Sandy Hook boy and against Alex Jones Tuesday by disregarding a state law that caps punitive damages in lawsuits at $750,000 and giving the parents the full $49 million awarded by a jury in August.

"The law in Texas enforces this cap without looking at the facts behind the liability, and without looking at the jury verdict that ... this person and this company has done something horrible," said Travis County District Court Judge Maya Guerra Gamble at the end of a daylong livestreamed hearing on Tuesday, referring to Jones and his parent company Free Speech Systems. "For this reason, I am going to enter the full amount that the jury awarded in this case."

Neil Heslin, the Sandy Hook dad who was awarded $49 million in defamation damages along with the mother of his slain son, Scarlett Lewis, said he was pleased with the judge's ruling but referred questions to his lead attorney in Texas, Mark Bankston......

On the issue of the $750,000 cap, the parents' attorneys argued that the Texas cap on damages does not apply to the $45 million punitive portion of their jury award, because the parents qualify as disabled individuals due to their severe emotional disturbance.

The Texas judge was not persuaded by Jones' attorneys, who argued that the parents were attempting an 11th-hour stunt to exploit a loophole in the cap law, and that the parents never claimed they were disabled people during the trial.

Read more: https://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Sandy-Hook-Alex-Jones-post-trial-battles-CT-Texas-17604398.php




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Reply Alex Jones must pay full $49M to Sandy Hook parents, judge orders, overruling Texas damages cap (Original post)
LetMyPeopleVote Tuesday OP
Fullduplexxx Tuesday #1
LetMyPeopleVote Tuesday #2
SoCalDavidS Tuesday #3
BigmanPigman Tuesday #5
SoCalDavidS Tuesday #6
BigmanPigman Tuesday #7
moniss Tuesday #8
republianmushroom Tuesday #4
RussBLib Tuesday #9
oasis Wednesday #10
LetMyPeopleVote Wednesday #11
Temeret Wednesday #12
gopiscrap Thursday #13

Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:39 PM

1. Alex Jones gave birth today . He is the proud parent of a load of Alex Jones he delivered in his

Pants after that verdict was read

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:44 PM

2. Judge Maya Guerra Gamble upholds the jury's punitive damages award in Texas going over the cap.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 06:51 PM

3. He Won't Pay

The Plaintiffs will get as much from this settlement as Fred Goldman got from O.J.

At least the system made an attempt to hold him accountable.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 09:16 PM

5. Sad but true.

I hope that ass's blood pressure strokes him out. He looks like a tick about to pop at every moment.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 09:29 PM

6. Why Don't Hotheads Like Jones, Bannon & TFG Stroke Out? nt

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 09:49 PM

7. I think they enjoy watching me stroke out

everytime they open their putrid mouths.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 09:51 PM

8. It's all an act for the grift.

In the case of Jones he does have some "issues" if we go by what the family has disclosed. In the case of Bannon it's really a crap shoot how long it is before he totally destroys his own health. The Orange Ruski is probably the major candidate to work himself up into fit and then pop a vessel.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 07:24 PM

4. enjoying it

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 10:37 PM

9. Has Jones paid a penny to anyone yet?

Is he appealing over and over a la T****?

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 12:44 AM

10. Kick in Alex. Big time!

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 09:00 AM

11. Judge ruled on Tuesday that Alex Jones must pay the full $45.2 million in punitive damages

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 09:03 AM

12. I hope nobody hires him

Ever.

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Response to Temeret (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 01:36 AM

13. welcome to DU

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