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Jarrod Martin Quoted by CNN, NPR Regarding Recent Court Filing by Alex Jones in Sandy Hook Families Settlement Case

January 3, 2024

Jarrod Martin Comments on Recent Court Filing by Alex Jones in Sandy Hook Families Case

Jarrod Martin, chair of Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice, has been quoted by the CNN, NPR and its affiliates, as well as several other publications regarding the recent court filing by Alex Jones asking the Sandy Hook Families to accept a guaranteed $55 million settlement, with a possibility of more depending on Jones’s income, a fraction of the $1.5 billion awarded collectively by courts in Connecticut and Texas.

Martin, who represents the Sandy Hook families pro bono against Alex Jones and Free Speech Systems in the bankruptcy court along co-counsel, Wilkie Farr and McDowell Hetherington, said, “This bankruptcy plan is the first time Jones has shared how he will be held accountable for the harm he caused the families.”

“Our team is carefully examining that plan and will share our views of it in due time,” Martin added.

The Sandy Hook families filed a counterproposal focused on liquidating close to all of Jones' assets, including those relating to his media company Infowars, through the setting up of a "General Unsecured Claim" (GUC) trust.

"Our proposal, which is to liquidate Alex Jones' assets, is the only feasible proposal to have the families be compensated quickly and in a way that recognizes the court's decision that Alex Jones' conduct was malicious and intentional," said Chris Mattei, lead trial counsel for the Sandy Hook Families in Connecticut.

The competing proposals were filed Friday in the U.S. bankruptcy court in Houston.

Read the CNN story here: https://edition.cnn.com/2023/12/16/us/alex-jones-sandy-hook-lawsuit/index.html,  and the NPR story here: https://www.npr.org/2023/12/16/1219848695/alex-jones-sandy-hook-victims-families-settle