In a Connecticut courtroom Tuesday, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder counsel William Bloss said the firm had hired added security after controversial talk show host Alex Jones had gone on an on-air tirade against one of its attorneys, and had posted that lawyer’s photograph.

Opposing counsel for Jones, New Haven criminal defense lawyer Norm Pattis, who’s been fending off his own attacks for work in an unrelated case, dismissed the law firm’s claims about security concerns. Instead, he borrowed a term familiar to Jones’ audience—”crisis acting”—to suggest opposing counsel was putting on a show.

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