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Alex Jones' Sandy Hook punitive damages likely to be slashed

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Jones was found last year to have defamed parents Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose 6-year-old son Jesse Lewis died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. A jury handed down the punitive damages verdict on Friday and awarded the parents $4.1-million in compensatory damages on Thursday. Texas law caps punitive damages at $750,000 when economic losses are not involved, as in this case.
2 months ago·Sandy Hook, Canada

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Alex Jones' Sandy Hook punitive damages likely to be slashed

U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones could end up owing as little as 10% of the $45.2 million in punitive damages that a Texas jury awarded to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim last week, legal experts told Reuters on Monday.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Alex Jones likely to win large cut in Sandy Hook punitive damages award: attorneys

U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones could end up owing as little as 10 per cent of the US$45.2 million in punitive damages that a Texas jury awarded to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim last week, legal experts told Reuters on Monday.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Analysis | How the right built up Alex Jones — even after his Sandy Hook comments

The effort to legitimize Jones on the right came long after his comments impugning the grieving families of dead schoolchildren.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Alex Jones likely to win large cut in Sandy Hook punitive damages award – attorneys

U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones could end up owing as little as 10% of the $45.2 million in punitive damages that a Texas jury awarded to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim last week, legal experts told Reuters on Monday. Read More

2 months ago·Canada
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Marjorie Taylor Greene: Alex Jones is being 'politically persecuted' over Sandy Hook conspiracy theories

In a recent interview, Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said that while she didn't like the fact that Alex Jones was spreading conspiracy theories about the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting, "Alex has apologized over and over again." On Friday, a jury in Texas decided that Jones must pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis. The decision came one day after the jury awarded $4.1 million in…

2 months ago·United States
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Marjorie Taylor Greene says it's unfair to ruin Alex Jones for defaming Sandy Hook parents, claims Infowars is right 'most of the time'

The far-right congresswoman again came to the defense of the conspiracy theorist after he was ordered to pay $45 million to Sandy Hook parents.

2 months ago·United States
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