Jones, who is also being sued by the families of Sandy Hook victims in Connecticut, was found legally responsible in October for false claims he made about the tragedy that claimed 26 lives. The judge in the case, Travis County District Court Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, issued default judgments against Jones because he refused to comply with court orders.
When the three companies tied to Jones moved to seek bankruptcy protection, Mark Bankston, the attorney representing the parents of two Sandy Hook children in the Texas lawsuit, told CNN he believed Jones’ move was a tactic and one that would ultimately fail.
“None of Mr. Jones’ ridiculous tricks have worked in the past, and this one will fare no better,” Bankston said.
Neither Bankston nor a representative for Jones immediately responded to a request for comment Wednesday.