Jones, the creator and face of the conspiracy-peddling website InfoWars, is on the hook for a total of $49.3 million for spreading falsehoods about the 2012 mass shooting at an elementary school.
Sandy Hook Elementary School
The InfoWars host and creator will have to pay $4.1 million to two parents whose 6-year-old son was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. Jones spent years claiming the mass shooting as a hoax.
Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy amid the trial underway seeking to force Jones to pay $150 million or more to the family of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook attack.
Ron Avi Astor, a mass shooting expert and UCLA professor, said the approach to gun law reform should begin at the community level, with discussions between parents, schools and residents.
Founder Alex Jones, who's repeatedly called the 2012 shooting at a Connecticut elementary school a hoax, has been sued several times by the victims' families for defamation and emotional distress.
Following the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, journalist Elizabeth Williamson says, conspiracy theorists tormented the victims' families by accusing them of being actors.
Lawyers for victims' families suing Remington say the gun-maker is slowing the legal process by filing thousands of pictures, videos and emoji. Remington sources say that accusation is not fair.
A tumultuous decade in politics saw everything from the presidency and reelection of the first black president to the rise of the Tea Party and the improbable election of Donald Trump as president.
The defamation cases chronicle instances in which the right-wing host alleged the 2012 school massacre was a "giant hoax" staged by the federal government to undermine Second Amendment rights.
Avielle Richman was 6 years old when she was killed in her first-grade classroom. Her parents think a possible solution to gun violence is to treat it like a disease.