InfoWars’ Alex Jones ordered to pay additional $45.2mn in Sandy Hook case

A Texas jury on Friday ordered far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2mn in punitive damages in a lawsuit brought by the parents of a child who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. The additional damages come a day after the same jury awarded $4.1mn in compensatory damages to Scarlett Lewis … Read more

Insurer off hook for settlement where there was no lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court ruling and held an insurer is not obligated to pay for a settlement where a lawsuit was never filed. Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Trident Fasteners Inc., an automotive supplier that makes customized screws, bolts and other fasteners for use as component parts, received complaints about defective … Read more

Sandy Hook Families Cast Wary Eye on New Infowars Bankruptcy

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! Families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims have quickly raised the alarm over the latest legal maneuver from far-right radio show Infowars and its proprietor, Alex Jones. The ultimate parent of Infowars, Free Speech Systems LLC, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday just months after … Read more

Fireman’s Fund on Hook for Criminal Defense Costs for ‘Lottery Lawyer’

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! As the criminal trial of a New York lawyer charged with bilking lottery winners out of millions of dollars got underway this week in a federal court in Brooklyn, one insurer was likely watching closely as it will be picking up the defense costs. A few … Read more

Colony Insurance Off the Hook for Damages for Fatal Shooting at Atlanta Store

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! An insurance company is not responsible for premises liability damages after a man was shot and killed outside an Atlanta grocery store in 2019, thanks to unambiguous policy exclusions, a federal judge ruled Monday. Colony Insurance Co., part of Argonaut Insurance and the Argo Group, asked … Read more

Liberty Mutual off hook based on prior acts exclusion

A Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. unit does not have to pay a judgment against a now-bankrupt clothing retailer based on a prior acts exclusion in its coverage, a federal appeals court said Wednesday, affirming a lower court ruling.  Beginning in 2005, male sales employees, but not the female employees, of New York-based retailer John Varvatos … Read more

Markel off hook in D&O children’s program ruling

A Markel Corp. unit does not have to indemnify the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, under its directors and officers liability coverage in connection with a children’s program that lost its funding, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, in upholding a lower court ruling. The Alabama Space Science Exhibition Commission in Huntsville, … Read more

Sandy Hook families’ lawyer says Alex Jones’ InfoWars bankruptcy is ‘sinister’ By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Alex Jones of Infowars talks to the media while visiting the U.S. Senate’s Dirksen Senate office building as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 201 By Maria Chutchian (Reuters) – Families of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School … Read more