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Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The January 6th House committee is preparing to request the trove of Alex Jones's text messages and emails revealed Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit filed by victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, Rolling Stone has learned. ... [A] source familiar with the matter and another person briefed on it tell Rolling Stone -- the January 6th committee is preparing to request that data from the plaintiff attorneys in order to aid its investigation of the insurrection.

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Ouch.

Noneck Jones plead the fifth over and over in his deposition. It'll be interesting to see what his text messages and emails say.

The look of horror on his fat face yesterday when it was disclosed his lawyer effed him by handing over ALL the contents of his phone was priceless.

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving piece of filth.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-04 08:08 AM | Reply

I watched some of the cross yesterday. When the Sandy Hook attorney told him that he had let Jones' lawyer know that they had accidentally given the entire phone record and the lawyer took no steps to get it back, how TF does that happen? That's either gross incompetence or, like many of the Q folks are already theorizing, that the attorney was a mole all along and that the contents of the phone are not to be trusted.

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-08-04 09:03 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

If it's gross negligence on his lawyers part, would that give Jones grounds to appeal?

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-08-04 09:08 AM | Reply

@mattgkg
If you watched the recess after this they forgot the stream was still going "you mean you have ALL of the texts. Like even the ones with the senator?" He smiled and said "yup... everything on the phone for the last 2-3 years. There will be months of fallout and discovery here."

I wonder who "the Senator" is?

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-08-04 09:17 AM | Reply

@#2 ... When the Sandy Hook attorney told him that he had let Jones' lawyer know that they had accidentally given the entire phone record and the lawyer took no steps to get it back, how TF does that happen? ...

Apparently not only did Mr Jones' lawyer give Mr Jones' entire cell phone contents (including all text and emails) to the plaintiff's lawyer without any restrictions, Mr Jones' lawyer apparently also did not tell Mr Jones that he had done so. Mr Jones' lawyer apparently had 10 days to do so, but he did not. That seemed to have led to Mr Jones finding out about the texts and emails being available while he was on the stand and under oath.

It also results in the possibility that Mr Jones may have another problem - perjury, as he apparently has testified under oath that he did not use email.

My understanding is that Mr Jones has already been found guilty, and that this trial is about the amount of money the plaintiffs will be awarded. They are asking $150 million, Mr Jones is offering $8. (that's eight dollars, not eight million dollars).

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-04 11:18 AM | Reply

When the Sandy Hook attorney told him that he had let Jones' lawyer know that they had accidentally given the entire phone record and the lawyer took no steps to get it back, how TF does that happen?

It's likely malpractice no matter what. There is no ethical way for an attorney to act as a "mole."

#6 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-04 12:10 PM | Reply

If the attorney had the phone records, and they were responsive, and he knowingly withheld them initially, he has also likely violated the discovery rules and could be sanctioned. That may have played into his decision not to try to claw the records back, opening up a can of worms about why they were not disclosed in the first place, but this decision not to claw them back to protect himself would only further the breaches of ethics with respect to his own client.

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-04 12:12 PM | Reply

"but this decision not to claw them back to protect himself would only further the breaches of ethics with respect to his own client."

It sounds like the type of thing somebody can be disbarred for.

#8 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-08-04 12:21 PM | Reply

I'm hearing Jones' attorney is trying to get a mistrial over the phone records. How can somebody get a mistrial based on their own errors?

#9 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-08-04 12:22 PM | Reply

It probably takes a lot more than that to be disbarred. A more likely outcome is disciplinary proceedings resulting in some combination of disgorgement of fees, mandatory additional CLE, and short term suspension. Also depends on lawyer's history of violations.

#10 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-04 12:23 PM | Reply

Here are the standards for a mistrial in Texas. It's an incredibly high bar that they clearly haven't met.

trellis.law

#11 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-04 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#11

There seems to be little correlation between the standards for a mistrial and the facts of the proceeding.

I think at this point the only thing Jones' attorney can do is try to influence public opinion. It won't matter that they haven't met the standards for getting a mistrial, it will be seen as an unjust attack against him when he doesn't. And Jones will continue to be able to raise money.

I was a little shocked at the $150M ask from the Sandy Hook team. But when I heard that in the middle of all that Jones was taking in $800K a day selling lies and victimizing families I lost all sympathy. Not that I had much. At all.

#12 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-08-04 12:40 PM | Reply

There seems to be little correlation between the standards for a mistrial and the facts of the proceeding.

I agree, and apparently the judge does too as she already denied their motion.

I was a little shocked at the $150M ask from the Sandy Hook team.

I don't attach a lot of importance to the dollar amount of the judgment beyond a certain point. If he really doesn't have the money to satisfy whatever they end up getting, he can prove it in collections/bankruptcy proceedings. Unfortunately he has had plenty of time to obscure his holdings and many people just flat out lie at the post-judgment collection stage. I hope the plaintiffs' lawyers are skilled in that regard or that they retain someone who is.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-04 12:52 PM | Reply

Only remorse is to sue his Trump appointed attorneys for legal malpractice. This was all done above board as described by the prosecution at trial. Grab some popcorn and watch this part of the trial, love when the judge tells him to answer the question.

This was part of a document dump. Plaintiff's (in my cases) will drop large number pages of documents. When you actually go through them, they are 10 to 15 duplicates, etc. Guess his attorney was being smart and did this in a dump, not realizing what he dumped. LOL!!! I have caught such things in some dumps that just make my day. I love to catch people in their lies, "How can you tell when a Plaintiff is lying?" His lips are moving.

#14 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-08-04 02:20 PM | Reply

Alex Jones must pay at least $4.1 million to parents of a Sandy Hook school massacre victim in defamation case, jury rules
www.nbcnews.com

...An Austin jury on Thursday decided Infowars host Alex Jones must pay at least $4.1 million to the family of a 6-year-old killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting for the suffering he and his website and broadcast caused them by spreading lies about the 2012 massacre.

Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse died alongside 19 of his classmates and six educators at the school in Newtown, Connecticut, had sought $150 million for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

An attorney for Jones, who has repeatedly suggested that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax, asked jurors to award Heslin and Lewis only $1.

The jury was only asked to decide whether Jones, who has already been found liable by a judge because he did not hand over critical evidence before the trial began, must also pay Jesse's parents for the emotional distress and reputational damage caused by his false claims. The jury will also decide whether to award punitive damages. The panel will hear testimony on that subject Friday....


#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-04 08:13 PM | Reply

So, the jury awarded over $4,000,000 to the Sandy Hook families today.

That's just compensatory damages. Deliberations over punitive damages begin tomorrow. They will probably be sky high.

#16 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-08-04 08:53 PM | Reply

Mr Jones does not seem to be having a good week.

Aside from any monetary damages he must pay, I suspect he will be having to deal with the ramifications of the emails and text messages that were surfaced when his lawyer turned over the full contents of his phone to the plaintiffs' lawyer.

Aside from the Jan 6 Committee, I would not be surprised if there is a prosecutor or two or three who is looking to sift through those phone contents.

The plaintiffs' lawyer has already noted that Mr Jones lied to him while under oath. That's probably just the beginning of Mr Jones' problems from the contents of his phone.


Sandy Hook Lawyer Says He's Ready to Give Alex Jones' Texts to Law Enforcement
www.rollingstone.com

...Mark Bankston, an attorney for families of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, revealed on Thursday that he has been asked by "various federal agencies and law enforcement" to turn over phone and email records he was unintentionally sent by Alex Jones' lawyer during the InfoWars host's defamation trial.

Bankston added that he intends to do so unless the court stops him....



#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-04 09:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

His ex-wife will have some fun if he frauded the books in their dissolution of the marriage.

As I understand it, her lawyers will get the information as well.

#18 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2022-08-05 05:37 PM | Reply

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