News Corp. Faces 46 More Phone Hacking Civil Claims

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A lawyer representing the bulk of claimants in the hacking case against News Corp.’s UK newspaper business said the UK company, News International, faces 46 more civil lawsuits in British courts, according to various newspaper reports on Friday.

The lawyer, Hugh Tomlinson, told the High Court in London on Friday that he had 44 new cases filed and that another two had been submitted via another lawyer, the Guardian newspaper reported.

Tomlinson also said that London police identified 1,174 possible victims during their investigation of phone hacking by News of the World, the now-defunct tabloid owned by News International, the News Corp. [NWS 19.5099 0.2599 (+1.35%) ]-owned Wall Street Journal wrote.

This would bring the total number of settled and unresolved cases to more than 100 since the revelations last summer of phone hacking allegations first at the News of the World and then, as the investigation extended, allegations of bribery and email hacking at daily tabloid the Sun and daily broadsheet paper the Times.

News International already settled around 60 cases, among them actor Jude Law and UK politician John Prescott in the scandal involving voicemail hacking by News of the World staff.

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1 comment to News Corp. Faces 46 More Phone Hacking Civil Claims

  • ItsJo

    The US, under A.G. Holder AND Obama want to investigate Murdoch, BECAUSE HE OWNS FOX NEWS AND THEY WANT TO SILENCE FOX, WHO BRINGS ALL SIDES OF ISSUES TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. SIMPLE, ISN'T IT? WHEN YOU "SEE THIS OBAMA CROOKED REGIME FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS….NOT, WHAT THEY LIE/SAY THEY ARE ALL ABOUT". SAME DEAL, WITH THE WAY THEY WENT AFTER RUSH LIMBAUGH TO TRY TO SILENCE HIS SHOW- THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE THINGS(AND THE SAME WORD USED-'SLUT') SAID BY BILL MAHER, WHO CALLED PALIN A CUN*, AND DESPARAGED HER DAUGHTER WITH HIS VULGARITY- ED SCHULTZ OF MSNBC, WHO CALLED LAURA INGRAM A "TALK SHOW SLUT", ETC. SO I'LL ASK: "WHY DIDN'T OBAMA/HOLDER,
    PELOSI, ETAL COME OUT WITH THEIR OPINIONS OF THESE WOMEN WHO JUST SO HAPPEN TO BE REPUBLICANS—IS IT "ONLY ABOUT LIBERALS USING THEIR DOUBLE STANDARDS AND INCENSED WHEN THEIR
    LIBERALS ARE TALKED ABOUT?" SEEMS SO….

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