The conviction of a man who admitted posting sexually-explicit ads online was overturned. The Minnesota Court of Appeals found the criminal defamation statute used to find him guilty is unconstitutional.
The Minnesota Appeals Court says a state law that makes it illegal to defame someone is unconstitutional because it’s too broad.
Tuesday’s ruling comes in the case of a man who was convicted of criminal defamation. Timoth Turner admitted posting sexually explicit Internet ads in 2013 that appeared to be from his ex-girlfriend and her underage daughter. The postings led multiple men to contact both females for sex.
Clint Eastwood’s R-rated Iraq War drama “American Sniper” opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend.
The widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle says she’ll have to pay lawsuit damages to former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura out of her own pocket. Ventura won the lawsuit in July after he claimed he was defamed by Kyle’s book. Taya Kyle says she’s on the hook for most of the $1.8 million in damages awarded to the former Minnesota governor.
Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle’s autobiography.
An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he thinks a jury acted fairly in awarding Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation case against slain military sniper Chris Kyle.
Did the jury get it right Tuesday in St. Paul?
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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.
A state lawmaker from Alexandria is being sued for defamation by an ex-boyfriend whom she has accused of threatening and stalking her. The lawsuit by McLeod County Republican Party chairman Eric Harpel claims his reputation was ruined by statements Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria made.
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.
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.”
A 20-year-old man has been charged with making fake profiles on social networking sites using nude photos of his ex-girlfriend.
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.
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.