News Jesse Ventura's $1.8M award in "American Sniper" case tossed out

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  1. Kool

    Kool Well-Known Member Banned User

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    MINNEAPOLIS -- 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."
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    Chris Kyle, left, and Jesse Ventura


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    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.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jesse-ventura-award-in-american-sniper-chris-kyle-case-vacated/
     
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    tecate PACOIMA!!! Banned User

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    hes a failed rasler tryig to get rich from another seals fame. Fuckin wimp!
     
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  3. Willowglen

    Willowglen Lookin thru the glass ceiling & up Stephs skirt

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    Good, fuck him and the tin foiled hat wearing horse he rode in on.
     
  4. lastlaugh

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    It's a government conspiracy!
     
  5. austin54

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    I think it's been proven that this guy didn't tune up Jesse the Body. The bar owner said no way it happened.

    I could see Jesse's politics being a problem for him here. I bet these judges were leaned on by some guys with serious pull.
     
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    This is good news.

    It was fucking disgraceful that this asshole was still pursuing that money after his death.

    That poor woman who's now raising 2 kids without a father and what does she get, a fucking lawsuit for a million plus dollars.

    Taking money from a widow. He's such a fucking dick.
     
  7. puncher

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    "Robin, like myself...Jesse wasn't able to get his day in court. My lawsuit was a cut and dry case Robin and so was Jesse's..these judges just have something against us. Wait until I sue Cowell and AGT. Anything else, Robin?"
     
  8. agnes

    agnes Big Sexy

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    Ventura is crazy but he was in he right here. Dude fucking lied and made Ventura look bad and profited from it. Chris Kyle is a fucking joke and he brought this on
     
  9. Woof

    Woof Liver Shots?

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    You think he's walking around saying....."I now lost"????
     
  10. jlightningzz

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    Kyle lied to be sure...but I don't think Ventura lost any jobs or potential income because of that story. Court cases with such little merit should be just thrown out to save everyone's time and money. Ventura could have shrugged it off, said bullshit and allowed the truth to unfold on it's own.