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January 12, 2017

Jesse Ventura — $1.8 Million Dollar Verdict Reversed on Appeal

The Eighth Circuit for the United States Court of Appeals reversed an award to Jesse Ventura of $1.8 million dollars against the “American Sniper” Chris Kyle’s estate. Jesse Ventura filed a defamation, misappropriation and unjust enrichment claim alleging Kyle fabricated a story about Ventura and a fight that allegedly occurred in October of 2006. Ventura claimed he was defamed by Chris Kyle in television and radio interviews. Kyle asserted Ventura said “he hates America,” the SEALs “were killing men and women and children and murdering,” and the SEALs “deserve to lose a few.” Numerous witnesses were called to testify at...
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