Sarkozy couple win lawsuit against Ryanair

6th February 2008, Comments 0 comments

President Nicolas Sarkozy and France's new first lady Carla Bruni won a lawsuit filed against budget airline Ryanair for featuring a photo of their couple in an ad campaign

   PARIS, February 6, 2008  - President Nicolas Sarkozy and France's new first
lady Carla Bruni on Tuesday won a lawsuit filed against budget airline Ryanair
for featuring a photo of their couple in an ad campaign.
   The Paris court ordered Ryanair to pay Bruni 60,000 euros (90,000 dollars)
in damages, well short of the 500,000 euros the former supermodel-turned-pop
star was seeking for the unauthorised use of her image.
   Sarkozy was awarded a symbolic sum of one euro in damages, as he had
requested.
   The advertisement, printed last week, featured a photograph of the couple
smiling dreamily while a caption next to Bruni reads "With Ryanair, my whole
family can come to my wedding."
   The 53-year-old Sarkozy's highly-publicised whirlwind romance with the
40-year-old Bruni was clinched by their wedding last weekend.

AFP 

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