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Meghan Markle dares one last legal poker shot


According to revelations from Town and Country, on Wednesday, January 6, Meghan Markle sought summary judgment in her lengthy dispute with the Associated Newspapers Limited press group. The High Court would consider her request on January 19.

Meghan Markle wants to end it all. For more than two years, Prince Harry’s wife has been fighting against Associated Newspapers Limited, a newspaper group and publisher of the Daily Mail. The newspaper had shared excerpts from a letter that the former duchess had written to her father.

The former actress then took the case to court for alleged breach of privacy, copyright infringement and violation of the Data Protection Act of 2018. In order to avoid wasting time and money, she would have asked for an adjournment and summary judgment, as reported in Town and Country magazine on Wednesday, January 6.

A remote hearing of the High Court, scheduled for January 19, was then confirmed, according to the revelations of our colleagues. Judge Warby is expected to assess Meghan Markle’s application. According to the revelations of her lawyers, relayed by Vanity Fair in October 2020, their client could win it.

“Seeking summary judgment could potentially bring the case to an earlier conclusion and would not require a full trial, which would be the preferred option,” reported a close source. “What started as a trial for a private letter has turned into something much bigger, and there is a sense that a line needs to be drawn.

Several people close to him have been drawn into the case. As we revealed to you this Sunday, January 3, the main interested party would like to avoid involving her friends and the royal family in her stories.

A precedent in the royal family

A member of the royal family once used summary judgment to avoid a public affair, as Vanity Fair reported. Prince Charles, who was involved in the trial of Meghan Markle, did not want his legal case against the Mail on Sunday in 2006 to go public and drag on forever. He accused the newspaper of publishing excerpts from one of his travel diaries. He had then successfully sued the newspaper.

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