The widow of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle has asked a judge to set aside a jury’s verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura or to order a new trial.
It hasn’t been a banner month for Minnesota’s “other” major party. The Independence Party, a presence on the state political scene since Jesse Ventura was governor, saw a preferred Senate candidate lose a primary Tuesday.
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Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura launched Tuesday a public relations campaign to explain why he filed the high-profile defamation suit he won last week. In a wide ranging interview on WCCO Radio, and in an online video on Ora.tv, Ventura repeatedly said the lawsuit was not about the money; it was about clearing his name.
Jesse Ventura spoke out this week after winning a defamation lawsuit against a best-selling book author. The former Minnesota governor says he’s “rejuvenated” by the victory in federal court Tuesday.
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.
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Despite Tuesday’s verdict, the widow and family of Chris Kyle have to decide if they want to continue the defamation case won by Jesse Ventura against the woman’s late husband.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says his reputation is restored. A federal jury Tuesday sided with him in his defamation lawsuit.
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.
A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the author of the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006.
Did the jury get it right Tuesday in St. Paul?
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Last week, the jury for the Jesse Ventura defamation trial deliberated for nearly 25 hours without coming to a verdict. The lengthy deliberations have even experts wondering what could be taking so long.