On the Hook: Jury’s Hefty Defamation Award Against Alex Jones

In this article, Hailey Martin discusses the infamous Alex Jones and his recent defamation suit where the jury awarded plaintiffs nearly $1 billion in damages. The article explores the lack of a deterrent effect excessive damages has on unremorseful plaintiffs and argues that criminal defamation punishments in combination with civil damages may be more deterrent and fairer in affording justice.

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