Alex Jones loses bid to slash $50 million Sandy Hook defamation verdict

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By Jack Queen DALLAS (Reuters) – Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Tuesday failed in his bid to slash a nearly $50 million defamation verdict against him over his false claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting was a hoax. Judge Maya Guerra Gamble rejected arguments by a lawyer for Jones and the parent company of his Infowars website that a Texas state law capping certain types of damages meant that the August verdict in favor of two parents of a child slain at Sandy Hook should be cut by more than $40 million. Jones claimed for years that the 2012 killing of 20 students and six staff memb…

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