Sandy Hook families seek dismissal of Alex Jones bankruptcies
NEWTOWN — Eight Sandy Hook families and an FBI agent who won a libel case against conspiracy extremist Alex Jones have asked a federal judge to dismiss the bankruptcies Jones filed for three of his business entities, which has blocked lawsuits to award damages.
“These bankruptcy filings were filed to unduly delay these trials, attempt to liquidate the claims (of the Sandy Hook families) in this venue rather than by juries of their peers, and provide Jones and (its parent company Free Speech Systems ) all the protections of the bankruptcy process…without having to disclose relevant financial and business records,” writes the families’ attorney Ryan Chapple in the South Texas Bankruptcy Court. “They serve no valid purpose of bankruptcy, and they should be dismissed with prejudice as bad faith filings so that the (families) and other Sandy Hook plaintiffs can continue with their constitutional rights to have the damages liquidated. Jones inflicted on them by a jury of their comrades. »