Why Meghan Markle Needed Her Case In opposition to the British Press Delayed

UPDATE: Meghan Markle just scored a slight legal victory in High Court.

On Thursday, Oct. 29, a judge agreed—at the request of the Duchess of Sussex’s team—to delay the start of her trial in her privacy case against The Mail on Sunday. E! News has learned that the trial, which was originally set for January, is now set for the fall of 2021. The judge has also granted permission for Meghan’s legal team to proceed with summary judgment, which will now be heard in the January trial window instead.

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Meghan Markle is hoping to avoid going to trial in her case against The Mail on Sunday.

The Duchess of Sussex’s legal team is heading to a U.K. court on Thursday, Oct. 29 to ask the judge to make a summary judgement instead of going to trial, a move that is only possible if there is complete confidence in the case. 

If the court decides against Meghan’s application for a summary judgement, her legal team intends to move forward with a request to delay the trial, which is set to start on Jan. 11.

The request for more time comes after the recent inclusion of Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand‘s biography, Finding Freedom. A delay in the trial will allow Meghan’s attorneys a larger window of time to respond to the contents of the book. 

The Mail on Sunday requested to amend their defense in September, claiming that the Duchess or her friends cooperated with the authors in order to portray the former actress in a more favorable light. 

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