A brief barroom brawl has been the subject of a protracted legal battle, one that has outlived one of the brawlers. In 2006, Chris Kyle wrote an anecdote in his best-selling autobiography American Sniper in which he punched out a man called "Scruff Face" for speaking ill of Navy SEALs in Iraq. Scruff Face was later revealed to be Jesse Ventura -- a former Navy SEAL himself and former Governor of Minnesota, who fought back legally.
Ventura sued Kyle for defamation in a case that lasted longer than the sniper himself. Kyle is now deceased and Ventura was awarded $500,000 in damages for the defamation, plus $1.35 million of the profits from Kyle's book based on unjust enrichment. But today an appeals court overturned that award, according to The Hollywood Reporter.