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Di’s foundation loses – Judge rules against charity

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A federal judge ruled on Monday that Franklin Mint can sell Princess Diana memorabilia without an endorsement from her estate or its charitable fund, Reuters reported on June 12.

U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper dismissed claims by Diana’s estate that the company had violated its “right of publicity.”

Mark Lee, an attorney for the estate, said he would consult with his client to decide whether to appeal the decision. Last December, a federal appeals court rejected a claim by Diana’s estate that certain ads wrongly implied an endorsement from the Diana Princess of Wales Foundation.

For a full text of the article, go to Reuters.

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