10:21PM Aug 5, 2022
palm beach counties
Thank you very much for all your excellent reporting. I want to bring in the state attorney for Palm Beach counties out of Florida Dave Ehrenburg once again, made so give us your sense. What do you make of this burning today $45.2 million punitive damages?
Well, it's a big victory for the plaintiffs who have suffered for so long in the hands of this low bat windbag. A lot of us were disappointed yesterday in that was just $4.1 million in compensatory damages. So I was expecting a hammer to come down today in evidence and it did 45 point 2 million. Now he may be reduced by the statutory cap in Texas, but it's still a victory. It's not over. Those are two more trials just like this, where he could also get hit with the damages and then there's possibility that prosecutors could file charges against Alex Jones. for perjury, so you gotta handle this guy. It takes rare time to turn your civil trial into a criminal one. So this legal problems are
not over. You also want to bring it into your legal I was Joey Jackson right now Joey the judge that actually kept these damages, as they just said that the explain why and what that potentially could mean for these parents.
Yeah. You know, at the end of the day, well, this is obviously a big deal. I think the jury spoke they spoke massively and so the punitive damage award that they assessed, really, really dealt with the issue of how a retic these lives were and how it impacted and affected this particular family. And certainly he has a couple of others to go through but the statutory caps and what that means is that six different jurisdictions limit the amount of punitive damages what they do that for Wolf is they do that so we prevent ruinous liability so that you don't take down any particular company. So while a jury can award 45 44 million 100 million, the statutory cap but limited to a specific amount of damages such that not this particular business, it wasn't aimed for this at all. It was aimed for the business community in general to recognize that people can have relief. However, that relief notwithstanding the jury's feelings, thoughts, views and beliefs are here but know what those views are. It doesn't grow in a particular company. And so that's what it means to have a statutory limitation or cap as it relates to
Joey the family attorney accused Jones of hiding his wealth and he has enormous wealth by filing for bankruptcy during the course of the trial. Will that allow Jones to avoid pain damage?
I think that justice delayed certainly won't be justice denied. Now, what the law does is you have to come into court with the clean hands and by coming to court with clean hands it means that you can dissipate assets or otherwise hide or remove vast assets in an effort and attempt to stifle or otherwise missed direct or misappropriate not allow people to get their money. So I think that it'll have some effect because the family will be looking where those assets are. They'll be trying to make an assessment and determination as to how they get them. I think that ultimately if the damages would dissipate in a way that was fraudulent they would dissipate it in a way that was an attempt to deny relief, those assets will be gotten. And of course there's other issues as David mentioned, you know, the criminal aspect is going to be big here with the Department of Justice the January 11. There's so much that emanates from this much more than money
as well the fact that Joe was filing for bankruptcy during the course of the trial.
Something really needs to be done about Bankruptcy Abuse in this country. He's not the first one to do it and won't be the last. There are things called fraudulent conveyances attempts to hide your money. There is evidence that he started to take away $11,000 a day from his companies to hide it after he got the default judgment. And so something needs to be done about it and are you doing justice will be delayed here but it will not be denied? I think that eventually the plaintiffs will get their money and again, we're plaintiffs lined up in the near future. to sue him and get a big recovery.
around that point, Joey, this is the first of what three trials for damages against Jones, what's the future trials potentially?
I think they'll yield more relief for the families if you could call it relief. You know, when you will you when you lose a young one who is so instrumental. I mean it is your life, it's life itself. Any parent would give their life for their child. So when you have these conspiracy theories that are out there that it's fake, it's a hoax, the parents are actors, etc. You know, I couldn't even imagine none of us for how it impacts a family emotionally. And that's right. It's fine. I'm sure they just deeply depressed about this and you have him out disputing this hatred. And so I think there'll be accountability in those other trials and that accountability will look much like it did here with a jury coming back for compensatory damages, which are designed to compensate people for out of pocket losses and then punitive damages will be designed to punish to send a message that this is just not something you should be doing and it will certainly slow him down. And not only that we'll put the term others who might skew such hatred and such negativity and such falsehoods about someone who compares reputation. And this is so wonderfully
reported for Jerry Jackson. Thanks very much. Dave Ehrenberg, back to us reviewers important statements here. The