Latest Hearing of Harry’s Defamation Claim Against Mail on Sunday Publishers
Latest Hearing of Duke of Sussex’s Defamation Claim Against Publisher mail on sunday About the article about the Duke’s challenge to home office Security arrangements will be made at high court.
Harry is suing Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) for an article on his separate High Court claim regarding security arrangements while he and his family are in the UK. ANL disputes this claim.
This article was published in February 2022 under the heading: It puts a positive spin on the controversy.”
A preliminary hearing in the defamation case is now scheduled for the Royal Court of Justice. London on friday.
This comes after the defamation claim was temporarily stayed last December to see if a settlement could be reached between the Duke and the publisher.
Judge Barbara Fontaine previously stated that Harry and the ANL had agreed to continue efforts toward a settlement, but that if a settlement was not agreed, the Duke would ask the court to either vacate ANL’s defense or favor him. He asked for summary judgment and was told that he would avoid the need for it. for trial.
Last July, Judge Nikulin ruled in Harry’s favour, on the first stage, relating to the “objective meaning” of the article.
The judge found the article defamatory, and the ordinary reader argued from the article that Harry was “responsible for public statements issued on his behalf and willing to pay police protection in the UK, He will understand that he is legally responsible.” The challenge lay in the government’s refusal to allow him to do so, but, as revealed in documents filed in the legal proceedings, he was unable to make payment after the proceedings began. My true position is that I only made an offer.
Harry is filing another lawsuit against the Home Office after being told he would no longer be given the “same degree” of personal protection security when visiting from the United States, despite offering to pay for it himself.
Last year, the Duke was given the go-ahead for a full hearing in his appeal against a decision by the Royal and Public Protection Executive Commission (Ravec), under the jurisdiction of the Home Office.
A date for that hearing has not yet been set.