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.
Texas law caps non-economic punitive damages, which made up $45.2 million of the total verdict. Heslin and Lewis’ lawyers successfully argued that the cap does not apply due to a carveout for intentional abuse of a disabled person, saying trauma over their son’s death counted as a disability.
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BREAKING: Judge Maya Guerra Gamble upholds the jury’s punitive damages award in Texas going over the cap.
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