Thursday, January 19, 2012

Payouts Bad News for 'News of the World' in Hacking Scandal

The final edition of News of the World, publis...Image via WikipediaThe defunct Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World has settled 19 civil suits arising from its phone-hacking scandal, the Press Gazette reports.

England's High Court said among those plaintiffs receiving payouts in resolution of their lawsuits were actor Jude Law, who received 130,000 pounds ($200,949), singer Sadie Frost, who received 50,000 pounds ($77,288) and Welsh rugby star Gavin Henson, who settled for 40,000 pounds ($61,819).
The Press Gazette reports that 36 claims to date have been settled by News Group Newspapers subsidiary News International.
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