Source: CBS News
A federal appeals court overturned a $1.8 million judgement to WWE Hall of Famer Jesse "The Body" Ventura from his defamation case against former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014.
Taya appealed the judgment, and by a 2-1 decision today, the defamation award of $500,000 was thrown out and the district court was ordered to conduct a new trial. CBS News reports that a key issue with the defamation award was whether "Kyle acted with 'actual malice.'
The $1.35 million awarded to Ventura for "unjust enrichment" was reversed because the panel felt that it "fails as a matter of law."