Murdoch Settles With Murdered Girl's Family For $5M

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 11:54 AM EDT) -- Rupert Murdoch and News Corp.'s U.K. arm will shell out more than $4.7 million to settle with the family of a murdered 13-year-old girl whose voice mail was hacked by tabloid News of the World, according to a joint statement released Friday.

Reports that the now-shuttered British tabloid hacked into the phone of Milly Dowler, who went missing in 2002, had provoked widespread public outcry, long after U.K. lawmakers and authorities began investigating allegations the paper also hacked the accounts of celebrities and members of the...
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