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(Austin Statesman)   Punitive award for Alex Jones' victims is a bit puny   (statesman.com) divider line
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2022-08-05 5:32:16 PM  
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2022-08-05 5:37:02 PM  
Travis County 459th District Court Live Stream
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2022-08-05 5:37:30 PM  
calling 12 mil reduced to 750k
 
2022-08-05 5:37:33 PM  
My hopes are not that high considering yesterday's award, but I do hope that it's going to feel like he got kicked in the balls.
 
2022-08-05 5:37:46 PM  
Something big is about to drop. I'm thinking this Friday.
 
2022-08-05 5:38:10 PM  
I'm saying 20-40 years.

/I know it's a civil suit, but let me dream dammit.
 
2022-08-05 5:38:10 PM  

eKonk: Something big is about to drop. I'm thinking this Friday.


Well today is Friday...
 
2022-08-05 5:38:35 PM  

Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: calling 12 mil reduced to 750k


I'm hoping for death by electrocution reduced to 750k.  Let him know they mean it
 
2022-08-05 5:38:36 PM  
I hope he gets the electric chair.

Is that a possible outcome?

If not it should be.
 
2022-08-05 5:38:47 PM  
ok they're scootin' back in
 
2022-08-05 5:38:53 PM  
Does Texas have caps on the amount someone can be penalized?
 
2022-08-05 5:38:53 PM  
When you might have to sell your beach house to pay your legal fees:

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2022-08-05 5:38:57 PM  
If Alex Jones' freshly severed testicles aren't served up on a plate then justice has not been done.
 
2022-08-05 5:39:00 PM  
*waits on pins and needles*
 
2022-08-05 5:39:30 PM  
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2022-08-05 5:39:40 PM  
Can we get a "How-screwd-O'-Meter" in the top right of the site?

Preferably spinning like an old cash register....
 
2022-08-05 5:39:47 PM  
I'm guessing they are going to change the definition of what punitive means
 
2022-08-05 5:40:14 PM  
Does anyone even have a firm grasp on how much money Jones even has?
 
2022-08-05 5:40:29 PM  

Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: calling 12 mil reduced to 750k


Yeah, a lawyer I follow who's licensed in Texas said that the law there limits punitive damages quite a lot - AND the law itself says that the jury shouldn't be told about the limit. So the jury can set the punitive award to whatever they want, but the judge has to revise it down to like 750k or something regardless.
 
2022-08-05 5:40:32 PM  
It would be a real, genuine shame if the shock of a large verdict induced a medical event in Alex Jones.
 
2022-08-05 5:40:34 PM  
why does everyone sound like they're in Fargo?
 
2022-08-05 5:40:37 PM  
What the jury decides will be interesting.
What the judge/law allows will enrage/disappoint you
 
2022-08-05 5:41:07 PM  
$750k is the new "$50 fine and time served", apparently.
 
2022-08-05 5:41:24 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Does anyone even have a firm grasp on how much money Jones even has?


Witness for the plaintiff earlier said No, but his best guess was around $300M
 
2022-08-05 5:41:33 PM  

gameshowhost: why does everyone sound like they're in Fargo?


Oh you betcha, ya
 
2022-08-05 5:41:35 PM  
Considering how completely f*cked our justice system has seemed lately I half expect the penalty to be reduced to $1.50, with a blowjob provided to Jones as compensation for his troubles.
 
2022-08-05 5:41:43 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Does anyone even have a firm grasp on how much money Jones even has?


Earlier they had someone testify that InfoWars was worth about $270 million.
 
2022-08-05 5:42:42 PM  
I'm going with Alex Jones being forced to give up his $.30 shake-n-bake coupon, given what's happened so far.
 
2022-08-05 5:42:46 PM  
It will be disappointing.
 
2022-08-05 5:42:47 PM  

Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: calling 12 mil reduced to 750k


How will the man afford his meat?

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2022-08-05 5:42:55 PM  

mongbiohazard: Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: calling 12 mil reduced to 750k

Yeah, a lawyer I follow who's licensed in Texas said that the law there limits punitive damages quite a lot - AND the law itself says that the jury shouldn't be told about the limit. So the jury can set the punitive award to whatever they want, but the judge has to revise it down to like 750k or something regardless.


All thanks to scumbag Abbott.  Who ran on tort reform.

/
Which is odd. Because the millions he got for a tree falling on him, wouldn't happen after his b.s.
Wow
 
2022-08-05 5:43:08 PM  

fragMasterFlash: $750k is the new "$50 fine and time served", apparently.


Inflation's a biatch
 
2022-08-05 5:43:19 PM  
https://mobile.twitter.com/greg_doucette/status/1555568718830346243

Here's the thread on what the law in Texas allows by way of punitive damages.

It will be very disappointing to most people in the thread, I'm sad to say.
 
2022-08-05 5:44:04 PM  
Jones not even there for the verdict.  If that doesn't say "fark you", nothing does.
 
2022-08-05 5:44:05 PM  
Why was the case tried in Texas?
 
2022-08-05 5:44:37 PM  
So yesterday was amount #1, today will be amount #2.
 
2022-08-05 5:44:45 PM  
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2022-08-05 5:45:03 PM  
The cap is not $750K, I don't know where people are getting that.

It's twice the economic damages plus up to $750K (but not more than tree times the economic damages in total). So that could be as much as $8.95M, if the $4.1M award from yesterday was all economic damages. Texas has this weird thing where "compensatory damages" can be both "economic" and "non-economic".
 
2022-08-05 5:45:07 PM  

Bootleg: I'm saying 20-40 years.

/I know it's a civil suit, but let me dream dammit.

Boo_Guy: I hope he gets the electric chair.

Is that a possible outcome?

If not it should be.


I am hoping for life in the electric chair.
 
2022-08-05 5:45:38 PM  

waxbeans: mongbiohazard: Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: calling 12 mil reduced to 750k

Yeah, a lawyer I follow who's licensed in Texas said that the law there limits punitive damages quite a lot - AND the law itself says that the jury shouldn't be told about the limit. So the jury can set the punitive award to whatever they want, but the judge has to revise it down to like 750k or something regardless.

All thanks to scumbag Abbott.  Who ran on tort reform.

/
Which is odd. Because the millions he got for a tree falling on him, wouldn't happen after his b.s.
Wow


This one is on the media, who has waged a war on tort for close to 30 years.

The first big one was the McDonald's case, the shows making fun of ambulance chasers (don't exist- chasing an ambulance is a ethics violation), and shows making fun of or "exposing" slip and falls.

The rich people in this country don't want to be held accountable so they have used the media to convince us that tort law is broken.  The only thing that is broken is the fact that corporations do whatever the fark they want without consequence.
 
2022-08-05 5:45:43 PM  
****Me furiously hitting the check for new comments****
 
2022-08-05 5:46:11 PM  
I take UNDER $500k in the pool.
 
2022-08-05 5:46:14 PM  
Oh, I'm here for this.
 
2022-08-05 5:46:16 PM  

wademh: [i.imgflip.com image 500x652]


When the oilverdict hits the anus.
 
2022-08-05 5:46:31 PM  
Here we go
 
2022-08-05 5:46:33 PM  

eKonk: Something big is about to drop. I'm thinking this Friday.


This friday or next friday?
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2022-08-05 5:46:51 PM  
He still has many more venues other than texas he has to receive judgments in.
 
2022-08-05 5:46:59 PM  
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2022-08-05 5:46:59 PM  

mongbiohazard: It will be very disappointing to most people in the thread, I'm sad to say.


Just wait until they hear how the popular vote doesn't determine the winner of a POTUS election.
 
2022-08-05 5:47:00 PM  

BeansNfranks: Why was the case tried in Texas?


I think AJ is from Texas.

I'm completely embarrassed if that is correct.
Texas is 50 percent scumbags and the idiots who sleep with them
 
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