Meghan Markle receives only £ 1 in damages after courtroom victory in copyright lawsuit

By Brent Furdyk.

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Meghan Markle is set to receive just £ 1 (around C $ 1.70) from the Associated Newspapers following her victory in the courtroom, the BBC reported.

The company will also allegedly pay an “unspecified amount for a separate case of copyright infringement.”

Documents confirmed that the newspapers had accepted defeat despite previous proposals that they were considering a further appeal to the Supreme Court.

The BBC claimed that Mail on Sunday might also cover a “substantial part of Meghan’s legal costs”, which could be more than £ 1 million (around 1.7 million C $).

Earlier this year, a British court ruled in favor of Meghan in her copyright lawsuit against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the publisher of Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, over the publication of a personal letter she wrote to the estranged father, Thomas Markle .

On December 26, the Mail on Sunday fulfilled part of the court’s orders by acknowledging the Duchess of Sussex’s victory in the courtroom. As ITV reported, Lord Justice Warby ruled that the statement did not need to be published “in the same position and be the same font size that the front-page trailer complained about.”

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ANL had appealed the court’s decision, which gave the newspaper the opportunity to postpone the printing of the executive order, but now that the appeal was shot down, there was no further reason for delay.

As a result, a statement at the bottom of the front page of Mail on Sunday on Boxing Day reads: “The Duchess of Sussex wins her copyright infringement lawsuit against Associated Newspapers for articles published in The Mail on Sunday and posted on Mail Online – SEE PAGE 3”

On page three, a headline reads: “Duchess of Sussex”, which reads: “After a hearing on 19-20 January 2021 and a further hearing on 5 May 2021, the court has ruled for the Duchess of Sussex on her claim of copyright infringement.

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“The court found that the Associated Newspapers infringed her copyright by publishing excerpts of her handwritten letter to her father in Mail on Sunday and on Mail Online. Financial resources have been agreed. “

Meanwhile, the hashtag #MeghanMarkleWon started trending on Twitter as fans of the Duchess of Sussex shared their thoughts.

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