NPR reports here on the Texas jury verdict awarding $4.1 million in compensatory damages and $45.2 million in punitive damages against InfoWars founder Alex Jones, for defaming families of children killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Texas’s cap on punitive damages will apparently reduce the award here to $750,000 (see section 41.008(b)(1)(b)), but counsel for the plaintiffs told Bloomberg Law he intends to challenge the constitutionality of the cap.  That will be an uphill battle, as at least one Texas appellate court has already upheld the constitutionality of the cap (see Rivera v. United States, 2007 WL 1113034), but as we have previously reported courts in other jurisdictions have overturned caps as unconstitutional.