Murdoch Co. Settles Hacking Claims By Jude Law, Others

Law360, New York (January 19, 2012, 1:39 PM EST) -- Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper company has settled hacking claims brought by actor Jude Law, soccer star Ashley Cole and 35 other victims of illegal reporting practices at its now-defunct tabloid News of the World, attorneys for the claimants said Thursday.

As part of the settlements, expected to total more than £1 million ($1.55 million), Murdoch's News Group Newspapers admitted that "senior employees and directors ... knew about the wrongdoing and sought to conceal it by deliberately deceiving investigators and destroying evidence," according to lawyers for the...
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