Some people on the Twitter were upset yesterday that the jury in the Alex Jones case in Texas decided on $4.1 million as the amount of compensatory damages. Well, today is a new day, and it’s punitive damages time. Some other Twitterians were saying that Texas caps the damages at somewhere near $8.75 million. I just watched the plaintiffs’ lead attorney’s closing argument, and he asked for $145.9 million in punitive damages. There is, apparently, no cap (or the cap is $150 million). Anyway, the jury can take a big bite out of Jones if they’re so inclined.
I’m not a lawyer, but I do have two eyes and two ears, and god damn is Jones’ representation team, led by F. Andino Reynal, incompetent. And, boy howdy is the Judge, Maya Guerra Gamble, sick of his shit. He interrupted her reading of the previously agreed-upon jury instructions this morning, and the look she gave him was absolutely withering. She had zero sympathy or interest in stopping the release of the contents of Jones’ phone, which Reynal’s team accidentally sent to the plaintiff’s attorneys. Another Twitterino is saying that what was sent was the entire image of the hard drive of one of the attorneys representing Jones in Connecticut. What a colossal fuckup.
Anyway, I’m hoping for big bucks from this Texas jury, but if not, there are many more lawsuits to come. And, after the big verdicts, there will be more time spent chasing Jones’ assets, because Jebus knows he won’t pay easily. But, in the end, here’s hoping that this fucker feels a little of the pain he inflicted on those families.