The US 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a 1.8 million dollar suit won by Jesse Ventura in a lower court. The decision vacates the half a million dollar defamation award and the 1.35 million dollar for unjust enrichment. The court, in a 2-1 decision ruled that there was no unjust enrichment. That case can only be appealed to the Supreme Court. The court also vacated the defamation portion of the suit, but the court ruled that the portion of the suit covering defamation would be retried in district court. The ruling to throw out the unjust enrichment part of the suit was unanimous.
From The StarTribune:
In a partial dissent, Circuit Judge Lavenski Smith concurred with the majority’s decision to reverse the unjust enrichment award, but disagreed with the majority’s decision to vacate and remand the defamation judgment for a new trial.