The jury told the judge early Monday afternoon it could not reach a unanimous verdict in the Jesse Ventura defamation lawsuit trial. The judge told the jury to give it one more chance or the case would need to be retried.
The jury weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by the author of “American Sniper” has ended the week without a verdict. Jurors are scheduled to resume deliberations Monday.
A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict. Jurors broke for the day after about 7½ hours of deliberations Thursday and are due to reconvene at 9 a.m. Friday. Altogether, the jury has deliberated for about 19 hours since midday Tuesday.
There’s still no verdict as jurors try to decide whether a decorated military sniper libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. Jurors deliberated from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Wednesday before leaving the federal courthouse in St. Paul. They received the case around noon Tuesday.
An attorney for the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle says former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has failed to prove he was defamed in Kyle’s book. Ventura accused Kyle of making up a story in which he said he punched Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura made remarks critical of Navy SEALs.
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Former Gov. Jesse Ventura’s defamation trial had a day off in St. Paul federal court Friday after a week of surprising revelations. Among them, Ventura testified in court that he doesn’t know if he’s controversial, or if he says anything provocative.
New details are emerging at the Jesse Ventura defamation trial Thursday. Deceased ‘American Sniper’ author Chris Kyle told the bar fight story to the book’s co-author Jim DeFelice, who said he included it after checking out the details with Kyle’s friends and fellow SEALs.
Navy SEAL John Kelly says he was at the California bar attending the funeral wake of a fellow SEAL the night “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle said he punched Jesse Ventura for making offensive statements. Kelly says he saw the former Minnesota governor on the ground, and earlier had heard him make disparaging statements about SEALs.
A witness has testified in Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit that she saw someone punch the former Minnesota governor at a bar in California in 2006. Laura deShazo of Salt Lake City testified Monday she was at the pub in Coronado California, the night when slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle said he punched a man he called “Scruff Face.” Kyle later identified the man as Ventura.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has testified he doesn’t remember any confrontation with the “American Sniper” author who claimed to have punched out Ventura in a bar. Ventura is suing the estate of late military sniper Chris Kyle for defamation because he says the story is a lie.
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura’s old Navy SEAL teammates are marching to his defense at his defamation trial in a St Paul federal court. Ventura is suing deceased “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle for claiming he “punched out” Ventura for making offensive, unpatriotic comments at a California bar.
Jurors in Jesse Ventura’s defamation case on Wednesday watched video testimony from a slain military sniper, who said he didn’t fear being sued for claiming in his autobiography that he had punched the former Minnesota governor inside a bar. Ventura claims “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who was fatally shot last year at a Texas gun range.
Attorneys for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and the estate of late “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle are disputing whether Kyle actually punched out Ventura in a barroom scrap. The episode formed a passage in Kyle’s autobiography, prompting Ventura to sue for defamation.