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June 16, 2016

Jesse Ventura’s Defamation Lawsuit Overturned

In a decision filed June 13, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit overturned the verdict in favor of Jesse Ventura against Chris Kyle’s estate.  Kyle is a former SEAL regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history and author of the bestselling book American Sniper.  Ventura sued Kyle under Minnesota law for defamation, misappropriation and unjust enrichment.  The jury returned an award of $500,000 in damages on the defamation claim and $1.35 million on the unjust enrichment claim. The late author Kyle, in his book American Sniper:  The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in...
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