Conspiracy theorist and InfoWars . server Alex Jones on Tuesday filed court papers in an attempt to address a long-standing series of defamation statements made by the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook, Connecticut school massacre.
The offer – legally considered an “offer of compromise” – Jones and several of the company’s defendants said “directly in this writing. . . This Compromise Offer offers to authorize the claimant to pay the sum of One Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars and Not One Cent ($120,000). ”
“Mr. Jones sincerely apologizes for any distress his comments caused,” the document succinctly reads.
As is common with settlement offers, the documents do not directly acknowledge liability.
Forms were made in duplicate – each form was issued to a total of sixteen named plaintiffs: David Wheeler, Francine Wheeler, Jacqueline Barden, Mark Barden, Nicole Hockley, Ian Hockley, Jennifer Hensel, Donna Soto, Carlos M. Soto, Carlee Soto-Parisi, Jillian Soto, William Aldenbergand Richard Coan in one case; William Sherlach in one second case; and William Sherlach and Robert Parker in one third case.
Proposals are electronically signed by attorneys Norm Pattis, a senior attorney for the Connecticut fire brand who represents Jones. Pattis did not immediately respond to an email request for comment on Law & Crime.
The Compromise Offer is governed by Hero stats. 52-193read as follows:
In any action to contract, or to seek recovery of damages, whether or not other relief is sought, the respondent may, no later than thirty days before trial, submit to the court clerk a written offer of compromise signed by the respondent. or the defendant’s attorney, is directed to the plaintiff or the plaintiff’s attorney, offering to settle the claim as the basis of the suit for a certain sum.
A trial is scheduled to begin on May 3, 2022, according to information from online courts.
Settlement proposals involving the individual Alex Emric Jones and defendants Infowars, LLC; Free Speech System, LLC; Infowars Health, LLC; and Prison Planet TV, LLC.
Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, and killed 20 first grade children and six adults, the plaintiff is 2018 lawsuit in short. Jones was called “the most fabricated of all fabricators,” who “stubbornly perpetrated a monstrous, indescribable lie: that the shooting of Sandy Hook was staged, and that The families who lost a loved one that day were the actors who faked their loved one’s death.”
The original lawsuit alleges five counts: invasion of privacy by false light (civil conspiracy), defamation and defamation of each person (civil conspiracy), willful emotional distress (negative conspiracy). civil conspiracy), negligent emotional distress (civil conspiracy), and violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs also did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Law & Crime.
The motions come just days after the plaintiffs asked a judge keep Jones in contempt because the continuum does not appear to be deposited. Jones said the scheduled sit-and-talk meeting caused him “significant stress” and cited unspecified medical concerns for not showing up.
Read an example of one of the documents below:
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