News Corp., UK Designer Strike Deal Over Phone Hacking

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT) -- News Corp. on Friday reportedly agreed to pay ₤60,000 ($93,300) to settle claims by interior designer Kelly Hoppen that the company's now-shuttered News of the World unit hacked into her cellphone messages in an effort to glean confidential information for news scoops.

Attorneys said at a London hearing that Hoppen had agreed to accept the damages amount, as well as money for her legal costs, the Associated Press reported. Her lawsuit — one of dozens aimed at News Corp. by alleged phone hacking victims — was...
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