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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:10 PM

Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims win legal victory in lawsuit against InfoWars, Alex Jones

Source: ABC News

Six families of victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School won a legal victory Friday in their fight against controversial radio and internet personality Alex Jones.

A judge in Connecticut has granted the families’ discovery requests, allowing them access to, among other things, InfoWars’ internal marketing and financial documents.

The judge has scheduled a hearing next week to decide whether to allow the plaintiffs’ attorneys to depose Jones.

The families sued Jones and InfoWars for defamation and accused him of perpetuating a “monstrous, unspeakable lie: that the Sandy Hook shooting was staged and that the families who lost loved ones that day are actors who faked their relatives’ deaths.”

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/families-sandy-hook-shooting-victims-win-legal-victory/story?id=60314174

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Reply Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims win legal victory in lawsuit against InfoWars, Alex Jones (Original post)
DesertRat Jan 2019 OP
GusBob Jan 2019 #1
ck4829 Jan 2019 #2
yuiyoshida Jan 2019 #3
Mr.Bill Jan 2019 #4
Kurt V. Jan 2019 #13
marybourg Jan 2019 #18
bitterross Jan 2019 #27
marybourg Jan 2019 #28
Cha Jan 2019 #5
dalton99a Jan 2019 #6
George II Jan 2019 #7
Traildogbob Jan 2019 #12
SunSeeker Jan 2019 #8
stonecutter357 Jan 2019 #9
geardaddy Jan 2019 #10
bluestarone Jan 2019 #11
jmowreader Jan 2019 #14
mountain grammy Jan 2019 #15
cp Jan 2019 #16
smirkymonkey Jan 2019 #17
klook Jan 2019 #21
red dog 1 Jan 2019 #19
GReedDiamond Jan 2019 #20
christx30 Jan 2019 #26
Kind of Blue Jan 2019 #22
oldsoftie Jan 2019 #23
Squinch Jan 2019 #24
tavernier Jan 2019 #25

Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:15 PM

1. Looking for 3 lil letters here

NRA

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:15 PM

2. K&R

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:17 PM

3. Good! sue that rat bastard

till he doesn't have 3 cents in his pocket! Keep him unemployed for life!

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:21 PM

4. Get ready for the

"Hey, I'm just an entertainer" defense.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:00 PM

13. yep. sigh

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:51 PM

18. Not a defense to defamation.

Maybe to copyright infringement, but not to defamation of character.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:32 PM

27. Right. These are private citizens too. He crossed the line.

He can rant and rave all he wants about the government and about Hillary and any other public figure. Once you place yourself on that stage, you have pretty much given up your ability to sue for defamation. The bar is too high.

These plaintiffs though, are normal, everyday people. None of them asked to be put into the spotlight. A very few of them made public statements but that's not the same as being a very public activist or politician.

When they find the e-mails and other documents that will indicate Jones and Infowars clearly knew they were propagating a lie he will lose. I have no doubt there will be documents where he and others discuss how it will or is positively affecting ratings so they should do more. Discuss strategies to make it "bigger and better."

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Response to bitterross (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:28 PM

28. There doesn't even have to be proof that they "knew".

The claim is so outrageous that it meets the “Sullivan” standard on its face. More would, of course, always be good.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:27 PM

5. Excellent!

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:28 PM

6. Great news

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:32 PM

7. Put that SOB out of business once and for all.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:43 PM

12. National emergency

5.7 billion dollars for a real emergency, gun deaths, would go a long way for survivors medical bills, psyc help and burials. Not to mention the real potential cost of the wall, $30 billion and up. Every year more deaths than occurred in Vietnam, seems like a state of emergency to most Americans.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:37 PM

8. If a punitive damages award was ever meant for anything, it was meant for what Jones did to them.

I assume one of the reasons they are looking into his financials is to determine how high the punitive damages should be.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:38 PM

9. K&R

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:38 PM

10. Good, fuck that dick, Jones.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:39 PM

11. Looking forward to ALL of this

GO GET THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:07 PM

14. I predict the false equivalency defense

They’re looking for all the bad things liberals have ever said about the Hard Right to shame us into silence. It won’t work, but that’s what they’ll do.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:53 PM

15. Good

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:54 PM

16. May the families prevail all the way

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:04 PM

17. Great news!

It's still not enough for all the pain and grief that bastard caused those families. I can't believe how unspeakably cruel this vicious, politically motivated lie was. He will never suffer enough for what he has done.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:26 AM

21. You expressed my views precisely.

To heap that kind of cruelty on these suffering families, who’ve endured unspeakable horror and devastation — I can’t even fathom how someone can be that evil.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:35 PM

19. What's the difference between Alex Jones and a piece of shit?

Nothing!
(It was a trick question)

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:49 PM

20. Actually, I believe that there is a difference...

...the piece of shit is less offensive than Jones.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:34 AM

26. And, mixed with soil and made into fertilizer, the shit is actually

useful.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:09 AM

22. This is really great news. Thank You.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:13 AM

23. Sorry Alex. You're an ass.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:26 AM

24. May all who put these people through even MORE hell after the deaths of their babies rot in

the deepest circle of hell.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:04 AM

25. Sometimes even Karma needs a firm shove

in the right direction. These families have lived in hell.

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