News Corp.'s Brooks Seeks Exit From US Phone-Hacking Suit

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 6:35 PM EST) -- A former News Corp. executive embroiled in the company's phone-hacking scandal in the U.K. demanded Friday to be dropped from a class action brought by shareholders in New York's Southern District because she said it fails to prove personal jurisdiction over her.

The shareholders allege that former News International Group Ltd. CEO Rebekah Brooks, along with co-defendants News Corp., News International and executives K. Rupert Murdoch, his son James Murdoch and Les Hinton, violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by concealing the “existence and extent...
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