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Ventura: ‘American Sniper’ Suit Not Aimed At Widow

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura contends he isn’t going after the widow of slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle by continuing his defamation lawsuit, but rather the publisher’s insurance company. “It’s not me against her,” Ventura said in a wide-ranging interview Monday night with The Associated Press. Ventura alleges that Kyle, considered to be the deadliest sniper in American history, defamed him in his best-selling book. In it, the former Navy SEAL describes a 2006 bar fight in which he claims he punched someone named “Scruff Face,” whom he later identified as Ventura. Ventura, also a former Navy SEAL and pro wrestler, says the fight never happened.

02/10/2014

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Critical Online Reviews Can Carry Legal Risks

A Minnesota doctor took offense when a patient’s son posted critical remarks about him on some rate-your-doctor websites, including a comment by a nurse who purportedly called the physician “a real tool.”

10/24/2012

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Man Charged With Faking Profiles Using Ex’s Nude Pics

A 20-year-old man has been charged with making fake profiles on social networking sites using nude photos of his ex-girlfriend.

07/31/2012

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Judge Throws Out Doctor’s Defamation Lawsuit

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Duluth neurologist who claimed he was defamed by a patient’s son who criticized the doctor’s bedside manner.

04/29/2011

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NBA Ref Sues AP, Sports Writer Over Twitter Post

An NBA referee has sued The Associated Press and one of its sports writers over a Twitter message suggesting he intentionally made a bad call to make up for a previous bad call that went against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

03/15/2011