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News Corp. Suit – Phone Hacking Victims to File Charges

News Corp. Suit – Phone hacking victims to file U.S. suit against directors.

(NWSA) directors are facing legal charges from victims of phone hacking by reporters at the News of the World tabloid, online news reported.

Mark Lewis, the lawyer representing phone-hacking victims in London, the News Corp. suit will begin in the U.S. within 10 days, Sky News today reported via an interview.

Lewis represents phone-hacking victims including the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. The scandal not only led to the closure of the News of the World, it also forced News Corp. to drop a takeover bid for British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc. At least 16 people have been arrested, among them Andy Coulson, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former communications chief, and an ex-News of the World editor.

News Corp. agreed to pay 3 million pounds ($4.6 million) to the Dowlers and a charity to settle the family’s claims, a person with knowledge of the matter said this week. News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch was personally involved in the negotiations, the person said.

News Corp. agreed to pay 3 million pounds ($4.6 million) to the Dowlers and a charity to settle the family’s claims, a person with knowledge of the matter said this week. Rupert Murdoch was personally involved in the negotiations, the person said.

At least 16 people have been arrested in the U.K. police probe into hacking, including Andy Coulson, an ex-News of the World editor who also served as Prime Minister David Cameron’s communications chief, and Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive officer of News Corp.’s U.K. publishing unit.

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