BUSINESS

Sarkozy, Bruni Win Damages From RyanAir

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A French court ordered the budget airline Ryanair on Tuesday to pay damages to President Nicolas Sarkozy and his new wife, Carla Bruni, left, for using their picture in an advertisement but the sum was less than Ms. Bruni had sought. The court ordered Ryanair to pay symbolic damages of 1 euro to Mr. Sarkozy and 60,000 euros ($88,870) to his wife. Ms. Bruni had been seeking damages of 500,000 euros. The pair's lawyer said she planned to give the money to a charity providing food for the poor. Mr. Sarkozy and Ms. Bruni sued Ryanair, which is based in Ireland, over an ad for low-price tickets published last week in the Parisien newspaper.

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