An attorney for the estate of slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a $1.8 million defamation judgment for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Trace Gallagher reported on "The Kelly File" that Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, appealed after a jury and judge sided with Ventura in the defamation case last year.
The Kyle estate is asking the appeals court to throw out the verdict or at least order a new trial because a lawyer for Ventura allegedly told jurors that the $1.8 million judgment would be paid for by the Kyle's book publisher's insurance policy, not his estate.
Gallagher reported that the judge agreed the comment was over the line and pressed Ventura's attorney for a legal precedent that would have allowed that statement.
The attorney couldn't think of anything off the top of his head, so the judge allowed him more time.
Gallagher reported that Ventura said if he loses on appeal, he'll move to Mexico.
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