Swedish royals take aim at German gossip mags

23rd November 2004, Comments 0 comments

23 November 2004 , STOCKHOLM - The Swedish royal family plans new legal action against several German gossip magazines over allegedly inaccurate and slanderous reports, the palace said on Tuesday. The royal family hired German media lawyer Matthias Prinz to review the reports, a court statement said. The Hamburg-based lawyer has represented various members of European royal and aristocratic families in similar cases in the past. The new action could also include demands for damages, but palace spokeswoman

23 November 2004 

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish royal family plans new legal action against several German gossip magazines over allegedly inaccurate and slanderous reports, the palace said on Tuesday.

The royal family hired German media lawyer Matthias Prinz to review the reports, a court statement said. The Hamburg-based lawyer has represented various members of European royal and aristocratic families in similar cases in the past.

The new action could also include demands for damages, but palace spokeswoman Ann-Christine Jernberg did not comment on the possible amount of the claims. If any sums were to be awarded, the money would be used for charity, she said.

The Stockholm daily Svenska Dagbladet said Tuesday the palace was seeking damages in the range of SK 40 million (EUR 4.5 million) from publishing house Klambt.

The head of Klambt, Ruediger Dienst, was quoted by Svenska Dagbladet as saying that the sum could ruin the company.

DPA

Subject: German news 

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