Duchess of Sussex: Court of Appeal grants The Mail On Sunday permission to appeal against High Court privacy and copyright summary judgments
The publisher of The Mail On Sunday has been given permission to appeal the summary judgments.
Meghan Markle sued Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) over a series of articles which reproduced parts of the letter she sent to Thomas Markle in August 2018.
She said the five articles, published in print and online in February 2019, misused her private information, infringed her copyright and breached the Data Protection Act.
Meghan Markle sued Associated Newspapers Limited over a series of articles which reproduced parts of the letter she sent to Thomas Markle (pictured together) in August 2018
In February this year, the High Court granted 39-year-old Meghan summary judgment in relation to her privacy claim, meaning she won that part of the case without having to go to trial, as well as most of her copyright claim.
Then a remote hearing in May, Lord Justice Warby granted summary judgment in relation to the remaining parts of the Duchess’s copyright claim, after lawyers acting on behalf of the Queen said it does not belong to the Crown.
However, ANL has now been given permission by the High Court to appeal both the privacy and copyright rulings given against the company.
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