Chris Kyle’s widow Taya got some very good news this week when a judge approved a settlement with a group of Texas investors, allowing Kyle’s family to claim the rights to a skull-shaped logo used by her late husband’s business.
The ruling will allow the logo to remain in the Kyle’s Midlothian home.
The settlement was signed last week by Judge Barbara Houser of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas, and it mercifully brought an end to a battle between Taya Kyle, hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, and executives at Chris Kyle’s business. The legal battle had been raging on since Kyle’s death in 2013.
The logo features a skull shape surrounded by the words “Despite what your momma told you, violence does solve problems.”
Chris Kyle founded the Dallas-based SWAT team-training business called Craft International in 2009. Bass invested in the company, along with many other wealthy business-people in Dallas. After the legendary sniper’s death, they turned on his widow and at one point considered suing her for any money she made from the film American Sniper.
Under the settlement, Bass’s $2 billion hedge-fund firm, which gave a mortgage to the Kyle family, will give Taya until October to either buy her Midlothian home for $314,612.32 or pay $2,500 a month for it in rent. They are allowing Taya and her family to live their rent free until October.
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