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InfoWars Bankruptcy Should Be Tossed, Sandy Hook Families Say (1)

April 27, 2022, 4:21 PMUpdated: April 27, 2022, 6:20 PM

Families of Sandy Hook victims asked a court to dismiss far-right website Infowars’ Chapter 11, arguing that its owner Alex Jones is abusing the bankruptcy system to avoid paying them.

Three corporate entities tied to Infowars declared bankruptcy this month—under Subchapter V of Chapter 11, designed to streamline proceedings for small businesses—after the conspiracy theorist was ruled liable for defamation related to his claims about the shooting at the Connecticut elementary school.

Jones’ business entities that declared bankruptcy aren’t eligible to be a debtor under Subchapter V because they haven’t been engaged in commercial activities, the Sandy Hook families told ...