The jury was close to giving up when Judge Kyle asked them if they could reach a 9-1 verdict. When that failed, he asked if they could make a decision by an 8-2 split, not knowing which side had the majority vote.
Updated: July 30, 2014, - 09:57 PM
Jesse Ventura shocks the world again as jury grants him $1.8 million in damages for defamation by book, “unjust enrichment.”
Updated: July 30, 2014, - 12:05 PM
A frustrated jury will try again Tuesday to reach a verdict in the defamation suit brought by former Gov. Jesse Ventura after deliberating for five days and telling the judge that they are deadlocked.
Updated: July 28, 2014, - 10:35 PM
Jurors broke for the weekend without reaching a verdict in Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit against the widow of an elite military sniper who the former Minnesota governor claimed libeled him in his bestselling memoir.
Updated: July 28, 2014, - 03:52 PM
The string of accusations from witnesses has had an impact on this “sensitive man,” his former press secretary says.
Updated: July 25, 2014, - 01:08 PM
Ten-member jury has asked the judge two questions since defamation deliberations began.
Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:46 PM
In closing arguments, each side focuses on the accounts of bar fight.
Updated: July 22, 2014, - 10:13 PM
Jurors will decide if a sniper’s book was true, or recklessly false, causing damage to the former governor’s reputation.
Updated: July 22, 2014, - 09:25 AM
Attorneys for both sides disagree about instructions to the jury, which will begin deliberations on Tuesday.
Updated: July 18, 2014, - 08:44 PM