Widow of 'American Sniper' author to appeal Ventura verdict

December 24, 2014 3:15 AM

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Widow of 'American Sniper' author to appeal Ventura verdict

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been asked to overturn the verdict in the defamation case of former Gov. Jesse Ventura, who was awarded $1.8 million in August by a federal jury in St. Paul.

A notice of the appeal was filed with the circuit court on Tuesday by Taya Kyle, executor of the estate of the late Chris Kyle, author of the bestselling memoir “American Sniper,” which contains a passage that jurors decided defamed Ventura.

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