Alex Jones Loses By Default In All Sandy Hook Defamation Lawsuits

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A Connecticut judge has found Alex Jones, a well-known media personality, liable in the defamation claim brought against him by parents of 6- and 7-year-old children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre for falsely claiming they were accomplices in faking the murders of their own children.

Like an earlier decision in a Texas court brought by different parents, the court entered a “default judgment,” which means that Jones lost for failure to put on a defense to the parents’ suit. But the fact that the parents’ claims were not fully litigated means that important issues in the law of defamation remain unresolved.