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Oct 14, 2022 by |

Alex Jones Ordered To Pay Nearly $1 Billion To Sandy Hook Parents

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Connecticut Jury Awards Families $965 Million

On Wednesday, a Connecticut jury ordered conspiracy theorist and Infowars radio host Alex Jones and the parent company of his Infowars website to pay nearly $1 billion to eight families of children shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. Damages were also awarded to a former FBI agent who responded that day. The size of the award is considered a sign that jurors found Jones’s conduct particularly reprehensible and harmful.

Ingrid volunteered and worked pro bono as local counsel to help get California subpoenas issued in these Connecticut cases, assisting lead counsel Christopher M. Mattei, Alinor C. Sterling, Matthew S. Blumenthal, and Sarah Steinfeld of Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, in Connecticut, law firms and lawyers representing families who lost loved ones during the shooting.

Within three hours of the horrific Sandy Hook shooting, leaving 20 children and six adult staff members dead, Jones claimed on his Infowars radio show that the shooting was staged.  The families testified during the trial that the lies spread by Jones led to harassment and threats by conspiracy theorists who accused them of faking their own children’s deaths. They described feeling unsafe in their own homes and hypervigilant in public. Some of the families moved away from Newtown.  A letter threatening rape came to the home of one parent.

Chris Mattei, lead counsel for plaintiffs in the Connecticut case, described Jones’s lies this way:

“Every single one of these families [was] drowning in grief, and Alex Jones put his foot right on top of them.”

Ingrid and Evans Law Firm were very proud to have played a small part in the case assisting lead counsel.

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