MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An appeals court has denied former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s request for a rehearing of his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle.
In June, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a $1.8 million verdict awarded to Ventura. On Tuesday, the court denied a request for a rehearing without giving a reason.READ MORE: Twins' Triple, 2 Bases-Loaded Walks In 10th Beat Texas
Ventura’s attorney, David Olsen, had argued that the court’s ruling placed too much emphasis on comments Olsen made at trial that suggested insurance would cover a defamation award.READ MORE: Severe Blood Shortage Nationwide Impacting Minnesota Hospitals
Kyle’s autobiography was the basis for the 2014 film “American Sniper.” Ventura, a former SEAL, took issue with Kyle’s claim that Kyle punched Ventura at a California bar in 2006 for offensive comments about the SEALs.MORE NEWS: Investigators ID Person Whose Body Parts Were Found In NE Mpls. As Adam Richard Johnson
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