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Ex-Wrestler Ventura Wins Big In Defamation Suit

Washington (AFP) — A U.S. jury decided Tuesday that former wrestler Jesse Ventura was defamed in a best-selling book’s description of a bar fight and awarded him $1.8 million. Ventura, 63, who catapulted to national fame when he was elected governor of Minnesota in 1998, had sued over his portrayal in the book “American Sniper: […]

July 30, 2014

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura Wins $1.8 Million In Defamation Suit

By Randy Furst and James Walsh, Star Tribune ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura won his defamation case Tuesday against the author of American Sniper. The jury awarded a total of $1.845 million: $500,000 in defamation damages and $1.345 million for “unjust enrichment.” Jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict, as instructed. […]

July 29, 2014

Jesse Ventura’s Lawyer: ‘American Sniper’ Incident Never Happened

By Randy Furst, Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit claiming that he was defamed in the book American Sniper got off to a fast start Tuesday. Ten jurors were selected in the morning and lawyers for both sides presented their opening statements early in the afternoon. Ventura’s suit claims that the late […]

July 9, 2014