11:26, February 11 45 0 theguardian.com

2021-02-11 11:26:04
Meghan wins her privacy case against the Mail on Sunday

The Duchess of Sussex has won her privacy case against the Mail on Sunday after a judge gave summary judgment in her favour over the newspaper publishing extracts of a private letter to her estranged father, Thomas Markle.

Meghan’s lawyer had argued that the newspaper’s publishers, Associated Newspapers Ltd, had “no prospect” of defending her claims for misuse of private information and alleged breach of copyright. They argued her case was so strong a trial was unnecessary on those parts of her claim.

Judge Lord Justice Warby ruled in her favour at the high court on Thursday.

The duchess is seeking damages for alleged misuse of private information, copyright infringement and breach of the Data Protection Act over five articles, published in February 2019, which included extracts of the letter in the Mail and Sunday and on Mail Online.