dimanche, mars 04, 2007


British royals PRINCE WILLIAM and PRINCE HARRY could receive at least GBP10 million ($19.6 million) in compensation for their mother DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES' tragic death. Last month's (DEC06) report into the car crash that killed the Princess, her lover DODI AL FAYED and their chauffeur HENRI PAUL has fuelled the possibility of civil compensation actions being taken to the French courts, where there is no upper limit for financial awards. The bereaved family of Paul have reportedly spoken to lawyers about launching a civil compensation action to clear his name, and the Princes could be eligible for compensation for their mother's untimely death. STEPHANE COTTIN, chief registrar at France's Constitutional Council, confirms, "Under article 1382 of France's civil code, it is up to the judge to decide the level of compensation and there is no maximum limit."