Lawyer for Alex Jones could face trouble after accidental records release
Houston attorney Federico Andino Reynal during defamation trial against Alex Jones in Texas when his team sent a curse to opposing attorneys He blushed when the message was revealed and could also face professional repercussions after the embarrassing incident.
Mr Reynal admitted last week that digital copies of the contents of the Infowars host’s mobile phone – including texts and medical records – were accidentally sent to the plaintiffs’ legal team. The confusion led to a moment of joy when opposing lawyers used the information to catch Jones with blatant lies under oath.
“This finding could subject Reiner to sanctions in another case, as well as Jones’s possible malpractice charges, according to court documents and post-trial lawyers,” Reuters report.
Dallas-based legal malpractice attorney Randy Johnston told the news agency that Mr. Jones could file a malpractice claim against his lawyers but would have to prove he would have gotten a better outcome at the Texas trial without the phone information. transfer.
“Any complaint he makes is basically, ‘If it wasn’t for my lawyer, I’d be a successful liar,'” Mr Johnston said.
He told Reuters, “Information on Jones’ phone related to Sandy Hook’s claims should have been made available to plaintiffs prior to trial as part of a court-supervised discovery process.”
“Once Jones’ lawyers found out they had accidentally shared phone records, they should at least warn Jones before he goes to court,” he said.
Mr Johnston also told Reuters that Sandy Hook’s parents could seek sanctions against the lawyer, “and possibly Jones for failing to share the relevant parts of the phone data earlier, and possibly over whether other information was not properly disclosed. for a court investigation.”
Following Friday’s verdict, the plaintiffs’ legal team told Judge Maya Guerra Gamble that they would sanction Jones’ attorneys for three things, including telling the jury that their verdict would affect the protected legality of others, Reuters reported. speech.
Reiner told the news agency on Friday that he was “always focused on the jury and making the best case for Alex,” adding that sanctions against him were likely for his opponent’s “tactical advantage.”
Mr Jones has spent nearly a decade promoting conspiracy theories about the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut – in which 20 children aged 6 and 7 were killed by a gunman who stormed an elementary school – – It’s a hoax.
He admitted during the trial that the atrocity had in fact been committed, even shaking hands with relatives of some of the victims. Mr Jones, who has been ordered to pay nearly $50 million in damages, remains defiant with his broadcasts and attitude.