Phone Hacking Lawsuits to Be Filed in US Courts
Lawsuits over alleged phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation are to be filed in United States courts for the first time.
Mark Lewis, the lawyer who has been at the forefront of efforts to expose phone hacking at newspapers opened by News Corporation’s British subsidiary, expects to file civil lawsuits on behalf of three alleged victims.
One is believed to be connected to the late Diana, Princess of Wales and the Royal household while a second is linked to the England soccer team. The third is described as a “Hollywood case” because the individual was in contact with a celebrity. All three claim that the offenses took place while they were on American soil.
The threat of legal action in the U.S. is likely to expose News Corp to further embarrassing claims and bring the scandal closer to its headquarters in New York.