BRIDGEPORT — A federal judge cleared the way for Sandy Hook families to have the defamation lawsuit they won against Alex Jones released from bankruptcy protection and returned to state court, where a trial to determine the damages Jones must pay had been set for August.
The Sandy Hook families will be free to pursue their damages because they will no longer be party to the three Jones-controlled businesses in bankruptcy.
The Sandy Hook families here and in Texas accused Jones of “bad-faith” bankruptcy filings, since the three businesses in question had a combined monthly income of $38,000.
Last week, a federal bankruptcy judge in Texas released Jones from Chapter 11 protection and sent his defamation cases back to state court in Texas.
She proposed a solution to Alinor Sterling, a Bridgeport attorney representing the Sandy Hook families, and Cameron Atkinson, a New Haven attorney representing Jones.
What happens for Jones with three defamation damages trials pending is unclear.
Jones has already spent $10 million on attorney fees and has lost at least $20 million because of the defamation lawsuits, according to his representatives. »