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LONDON, England -- Harrods owner Mohamed al Fayed won a court battle Friday to have a jury preside over the inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and his son Dodi al Fayed.
In an unusual ruling, three senior judges at London's High Court overturned an earlier decision by deputy royal coroner Baroness Butler-Sloss that she would sit alone on the high profile case.
"It is our view, as a matter of law, Lady Butler Sloss's decision not to summon a jury was wrong and must be quashed," the judges said in a written ruling.
In her January 15 ruling, Butler-Sloss said it would be hard to find a jury that had not been exposed to the media reports on the August 31, 1997, Paris car crash and the investigation that followed.