News Corp.'s Brooks, Coulson Can't Shake Hacking Charges

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT) -- A bid by former News Corp. chiefs Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson to escape criminal charges in the hacking scandal that rocked the U.K. was shot down Thursday by a British appeals court, which rejected their claim that accessing previously heard voicemails is legal.

Brooks, Coulson and three other ex-staffers at Rupert Murdoch’s defunct News of the World tabloid claimed that accessing voicemails after the intended recipient had already listened to them did not violate provisions of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 governing the...
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