• Kirk T. Hartley

Defamation Payment to the Duke of Sussex (Prince Harry), and Open Court Statement

As noted on Monday, it seems there are more and more strategic defamation suits against media in the US. Perhaps the trend includes the UK? One can wonder based on this new article regarding Prince Harry receiving a damages payment for defamation. Of greater note, the Duke struct back with a now published statement in open court after the offending media (the Mail) essentially buried the news and its apology. The article is set out in a post by a media watchdog group; it is online here. The text of the open court statement is online here.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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