MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and the estate of
"American Sniper'' author Chris Kyle are fighting over legal bills that mounted
during Ventura's defamation lawsuit.

Attorneys for Kyle's widow say Ventura lost his lawsuit and should reimburse the estate more than $37,300, plus a few other expenses. Ventura's lawyer says the jury verdict was
only partly reversed and that most of the bill isn't his responsibility.

An appeals court gave Ventura the option to return to federal court in St. Paul
to retry the defamation suit. Ventura previously told the newspaper he'll seek a
new trial.

The two sides have clashed in a long-running fight that erupted in 2012, after
Chris Kyle a retired Navy SEAL published an autobiography.