There is a city in Connecticut calledBRIDGEPORT A federal bankruptcy judge gave the go-ahead for a defamation lawsuit against Alex Jones.

The case was brought by relatives of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The nation's deadliest school shooting was a hoax, according to Jones.

Jones' lawyer wanted the case to be transferred to a federal bankruptcy court instead of continuing the case in Connecticut state court. The first day of jury selection was halted because of that.

However, Monday's ruling by Judge Julie Manning essentially allows the plaintiffs to continue the defamation lawsuit against just Jones as an individual, without Free Speech Systems, a company owned by Jones.

Manning wrote in the decision that the process in the Connecticut Superior Court should not be disrupted.

A message was left asking for comment from Jones' lawyer.

The judge's decision was praised by an attorney for thePlaintiffs. Alex Jones tried to prevent a jury from being empaneled and he was held accountable. He said in a statement that they were looking forward to trial.

Jones' lawyer wanted the Connecticut case to be transferred before Free Speech Systems filed for Chapter 11 in Texas.

A Texas jury ordered Jones to pay more than 45 million dollars in damages to the parents of one of the children killed at Sandy Hook, as well as another $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he put them through by claiming for years that the shooting was a hoax.

Attorneys for Jones will attempt to lower the amount. The parents of a child who was killed at Sandy Hook are trying to get compensation in Texas.

In Texas and Connecticut, relatives of some of the Sandy Hook victims had sued Jones for defamation.

State law in Connecticut could limit what Jones has to pay in the case.

After juries are selected, the two remaining trials are expected to start. Lawyers said jury selection could start this week.

The story has been changed to show that Alex Jones was not the only one to file for bankruptcy.