Meghan Markle wants summary judgment to prevent case against British tabloid press from full trial

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  • Meghan Markle is asking the court to either make a summary judgment and delay her trial date in the meantime in her case against Associated Newspapers.
  • The request comes after the newspaper group were granted permission to argue Meghan and Harry assisted authors who recently published a book documenting their exit from the royal firm.
  • The Sussex’s legal team will appear in court, arguing with the latest proceedings they will need more time to effectively prepare.


Meghan Markle is hoping to delay her case against the British tabloid press.

The Duchess of Sussex has been battling Associated Newspapers over privacy claims since they published a private letter she sent to her father ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry.

The latest proceedings saw the newspaper group, which publishes the Mail on Sunday and the Mail Online, emerge victorious after they were granted permission to argue Meghan and Harry assisted authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand who recently published a book documenting their exit from the royal firm.

The wildly popular Finding Freedom hit shelves in August; Associated Newspapers claimed Meghan and Harry cooperated with the authors - and allowed them access to the letter to her father "as part of a media strategy".

Now, the duchess is asking the court to make a summary judgment so the case doesn't need a  full trial and to delay her trial date in the meantime, so her team can effectively prepare for the inclusion of the book in the case.

The Sussex’s legal team will appear in court on Thursday to ask for a summary judgment, reports People, before the trial begins on 11 January. 

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