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Fayed wins minor legal victory in France

Oct. 23, 2009 at 4:35 PM   |   Comments

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PARIS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Mohammed al Fayed, who has been trying for years to prove his son, Dodi, and Princess Diana were deliberately killed, has won a small victory in France.

A French court, the Court of Grand Instance in Paris, awarded the businessman about 5,000 pounds ($8,000) in compensation, The Daily Mail reported. The damages are for what the court found to be unnecessary delay in the investigation into the 1997 crash in a Paris roadway tunnel that killed Dodi Fayed, the princess and their driver, Henri Paul.

The five-year French investigation concluded Paul, a Fayed employee, was drunk and that his driving was the major cause of the crash. Fayed has been trying to prove for more than a decade that the crash was set up by British agents because Diana was pregnant.

Fayed and Paul's parents filed a lawsuit over the long investigation in 2007. The Court of Grand Instance concluded there had been about two years of delay caused by confusion over Paul's autopsy and blood tests.

Topics: Henri Paul
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