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UK: News of the World to pay £100,000 in settlement with actress, admits liability for privacy invasion over phone hacking

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13 May 2011

Sienna Miller awarded £100,000 over phone hacking [UK]

Author: BBC News

Sienna Miller is set to accept £100,000 in damages from the News of the World [part of News Corp], after the paper admitted liability over the hacking of the actress's phone. The newspaper will make a full disclosure in private to her legal team to show the extent of all wrongdoing…The News of the World said in a statement: "We are pleased that we have managed to bring this case to a satisfactory conclusion… "Several weeks ago we admitted liability in certain cases and offered a genuine and unreserved apology. We hope to resolve other cases swiftly…”

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8 April 2011

Apology over phone hacking scandal [UK]

Author: Independent [UK]

News of the World publisher News International sought to draw a line under the phone hacking scandal today, apologising and admitting liability in a number of cases. The company said it had instructed lawyers to set up a compensation scheme to deal with "justifiable claims" and said "past behaviour" at the newspaper was "a matter of genuine regret"…The dramatic announcement came after a number of well-known figures took High Court action over allegations of phone-hacking…The company did not identify which cases it was admitting liability in but said the move applied to allegations of voicemail hacking at the News of the World from 2004 to 2006. Mark Lewis, who is acting for a number of stars who claimed their phones were hacked, said the final compensation bill could easily run into millions of pounds.

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