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Old January 9th, 2022 #211
Stewart Meadows
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Meghan Markle is Awarded Just £1 in Damages from Mail on Sunday Lawsuit


Meghan Markle will be paid just £1 ($1.30) in a court settlement against the Mail on Sunday.

Meghan Markle — actress turned Royal who played a lawyer in the drama series ‘Suits’ — will be awarded just £1 in damages by Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) who own the Mail on Sunday after they illegally published a private letter to her father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.

The British court of appeal on the 2nd of December upheld an earlier ruling that ANL invaded Ms Markle’s privacy by printing the letter, and dismissed their claims that the letter was leaked “in the public’s interest”, the Daily Mail reports.
Despite only having to pay a nominal sum, the Mail on Sunday will however be expected to pay Ms Markle’s legal fees, which span over three years and are likely to be over £1 million ($1,354,800).

Speaking to the Guardian media lawyer Mark Stephens, said the £1 settlement implied a weakness in Meghan’s case: “Normally for that kind of invasion of privacy you would expect £75,000 to £125,000 [$100-175k]. It does show that the curation of her reputation was an area where she had effectively invaded her own privacy.”