'Willful Blindness' May Be News Corp.'s Legal Undoing In US

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT) -- A U.K. parliamentary committee's recent findings that top-level executives at News Corp. willfully ignored evidence of widespread phone hacking and bribery at its British newspapers highlight a culture of intentional ignorance that could bolster U.S. prosecutors' foreign corruption and wiretapping actions against the company as well as its employees, attorneys say.

The U.K.'s Parliamentary Select Committee of Culture, Media and Sport concluded in a report released Monday that corporately, the News of the World and News International misled Parliament about the true nature and extent of...
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