Jesse Ventura may be the only ex-Navy Frogman launched a defamation suit against the estate of a Former seal who was a war hero, over an incident mentioned in the hero’s book. The hero being Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. Military History, and the incident related in his book American sniper doesn’t even mention the self-serving creep. In the first round Ventura who doesn’t need the cash, took $1.8 million fromTaya Kyle, the widow of the war hero. But on Monday an appeals court reversed the decision.
A federal appeals court on Monday tossed out the $1.8 million in damages awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who said he was defamed by the late author Chris Kyle in the bestselling book “American Sniper,” in a passage of the book where he wasn’t mentioned
A three-judge panel threw out the $1.35 million awarded to Ventura for “unjust enrichment,” saying Minnesota law did not allow a payout in this type of case; and in a 2-1 decision, it reversed the $500,000 award for defamation, remanding the case to the district court for a new defamation trial.
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