News Jesse Ventura v. Dead Liar To Go Back To Trial

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jesse-ventura-award-in-american-sniper-chris-kyle-case-vacated/

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    -- A federal appeals court has thrown out a $1.8 million judgment awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who says he was defamed in the Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle's bestselling book "American Sniper."

    The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the jury's 2014 award of $500,000 for defamation and $1.3 million for unjust enrichment against Kyle's estate. Kyle, a former SEAL who was the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history with 160 confirmed kills, died in 2013.

    The majority of the three-judge panel reversed the unjust-enrichment award, saying it fails as a matter of law. The majority also vacated the defamation award, but sent that portion of the case back to court for a new trial.

    Messages left with Ventura's publicist and attorney were not immediately returned Monday. A message left with an attorney for Kyle's estate also did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

    Kyle claimed in a subchapter called "Punching Out Scruff Face," to have decked a man, whom he later identified as Ventura, during a fallen SEAL's wake at a California bar in 2006. He wrote that "Scruff Face" had made offensive comments about the elite force, including a remark that the SEALs "deserve to lose a few" in Iraq.

    Ventura, a former Underwater Demolition Teams/SEAL member and ex-pro wrestler, testified at trial that Kyle's story was a fabrication. Ventura said he never made the comments and that the altercation never happened. He said the book ruined his reputation in the tight-knit SEAL community.


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    "I would have been a big-time loser had I not pursued the lawsuit, because ... the whole story was fabricated," Ventura told "CBS This Morning" in 2014. "I was accused of treason, which in the military is the death penalty."

    The hit movie based on the book did not depict the alleged incident.

    Kyle, who was killed on a shooting range in 2013 by a troubled fellow veteran, gave sworn videotaped testimony before his death that his story was true.

    Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle, appealed the $1.8 million judgment, asking the appeals court to throw out the verdict or at least order a new trial on First Amendment and other grounds. Ventura's lawyers, however, argued that jury got the verdict right, and that the judge properly applied the law and correctly instructed the jury.

    A key issue in the appeal was whether Kyle acted with "actual malice," a demanding legal standard laid down by the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark Times v. Sullivan case in 1964. It means a plaintiff who's a public figure must prove that a defendant knew that the statement in question was false or made it with reckless disregard for whether it was false. Kyle's estate argued that the judge gave the jury faulty instructions on that point.


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    "American Sniper" Chris Kyle may have exaggerated one key part of his book

    A separate issue was the $1.3 million award for unjust enrichment. Ventura's attorneys argued that "American Sniper" shot to the top of the best-seller lists only because Kyle's statements about Ventura thrust him into the national spotlight. The Kyle estate argued that no other court had awarded damages for unjust enrichment for allegedly defamatory speech.

    The Kyle estate also said the judge improperly let the jury hear that publisher HarperCollins had an insurance policy to cover a defamation award and attorney fees. Courts are typically reluctant to permit such testimony out of concerns that it could taint a jury's decision.

    Last month, documents showed the number of medals Kyle received for his military service is different from what he indicated in his best-selling memoir. Navy documents show Kyle earned one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with valor, instead of the two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars his book says he received.
     
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    Ventura is an upstanding guy. Former pro wrestler & politician, neither are known to lie or exaggerate.
     
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    the verdict stands...the award is to re-adjudicated.
     
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    didn't the pentagon come out a few weeks ago with a report that said kyle exaggerated a lot of his war stories?
     
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    is his wife hot?
     
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    The bonus she earns for titty vein gets wiped out for being spotty.
     
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    Jessi let it go. Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me. How do you sue a another soldier.
     
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    The same reason the other soldier publicly slandered him????
     
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    Jessi thinks 911 was an inside job.
     
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    Normally I'd agree but Kyle was a bullshit artist, plain and simple. If someone wrote a book and fabricated a story about kicking your ass, and the book sold a few million copies, wouldn't you be a little pissed? Jessie is a raving lunatic, but he's 100% right on this issue.
     
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    The Navy is investigating discrepancies in the number of medals he claims and between two different government personnel documents.
     
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    Buncha slack jawed faggots around here....

     
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    Oopha what an unfunny bitch bastard. P.s. Jessie has every right to sue Superhero Kyle. He was a bullshitter and he it caught up to him. It's unfortunate that his wife has to deal with it.
     
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    Iam not keen on either of them to be honest, and from what I understand some think ventura has not been 100 percent about his service either but at least he didn't lie about beating someone up I suppose.... I don't like venturas attitude that unless you have served you don't even get to comment on military matters.That was summed up to me,when ventura had that fight with jimmy norton and ventura lost it when jimmy refused to allow himself to be bullied into silence.

    And really first rule of a bullshit artist is never make stuff up that can come back and bite you later. So it beats me why kyle would make some story up about knocking out a drama queen like ventura,.Did he seriously think ventura wouldn't sue and make a huge pantomine over it?

    The only person I feel sorry for in this is kyles wife.
     
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    Why didn't the CIA tell anyone that two 9/11 hijackers were in the county about twenty months before September 11th?

     
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    Little Jimmy almost kicked his ass ( Norton)
     
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