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Publisher has to pay 450,000 pounds in legal dispute with Duchess Meghan


In the legal dispute with the "Mail on Sunday", Duchess Meghan was recently right. Now her lawyers have asked for a handsome sum as well as a front page about the victory in court.

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Duchess Meghan is fighting false reports and violations of her privacy by the British press

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Next round in the case of Duchess Meghan against the "Mail on Sunday": In the legal dispute against the tabloid, the 39-year-old was most recently right.

The publication of private letters violated her personal rights.

Now a London court has ordered the publisher to initially pay £ 450,000 (around 520,000 euros) for the costs of the proceedings.

Her legal team had requested a payment of £ 1.5 million to cover the cost of the trial.

Half of the sum should be paid within the next 14 days.

The "Mail on Sunday" had quoted excerpts from a letter from Meghan to her father, which, according to the Duchess, she shouldn't have owned.

Now her lawyers have asked the publisher to return copies of the handwritten letters.

Newspaper: Letter was intended for publication

In addition, at a hearing at the High Court in London, they demanded an injunction against the publisher to prevent further "copyright infringement and misuse of private information."

Duchess Meghan had won an important first success against the publisher a few weeks ago.

The London court agreed to the shortening of the proceedings and agreed with her view that her personal rights had been violated by the partial publication of the letter.

The newspaper had previously contradicted this view and asserted that the letter was intended for publication and was part of the Duchess' media strategy.

A final decision has not yet been made on the extent to which the 39-year-old's copyrights were also affected.

Cover story about Meghan's victory

Meghan demanded, through her lawyers, that the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline provide prominent coverage of her victory against the publisher on the front page of the newspaper, as well as a report on the outcome of the proceedings on the newspaper's homepage, which lasted for “at least six months long «should be seen.

The demands are so tough because they are intended to "serve as a deterrent against future violations of the law," according to the lawyers.

The publisher announced that it would take action against the shortening of the procedure.

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Source: spiegel

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