Sniper author's estate fights defamation

2015-10-20 21:45
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St Paul - An attorney for the estate of slain American Sniper author Chris Kyle has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a $1.8m defamation judgment for former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.

Lee Levine told 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals judges they should overturn the verdict on First Amendment and other legal grounds. Levine says that at the least, the Kyle estate deserves a new trial because the judge improperly allowed the jury to hear that the publisher's insurance would cover their verdict.

Ventura's attorney, David Bradley Olsen, told the judges the jury properly concluded that Kyle's story was a complete falsehood. Ventura accused Kyle of making up a story in his book about punching Ventura at a bar in 2006 after Ventura supposedly made offensive remarks about Navy SEALs.

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