The existence of an email of “enormous significance” written by a News International executive that refers to the phone hacking of a “well-known individual” has emerged in the high court, in a hearing to discuss the progress of civil claims against the publisher of the News of the World.
Mr Justice Vos, presiding, said that the email was “sent by an executive whose identity you know” – but the name of the author, the precise content of the message, and who it was discussing remain confidential for legal reasons. But that did not stop lawyers representing hacking victims from asserting the importance of the communication.
David Sherbone, representing hacking victims in the high court on Wednesday, said that Vos should “understand the enormous significance of that email” which referred to a “well-known individual victim” and that the message contained “an instruction relating to an individual’s phone”.
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Rupert Murdoch has resigned from the boards of several News Corp subsidiaries in the U.S. and UK. News Corp officials dismiss the resignations as mere “corporate housecleaning” in advance of the split of News Corp’s newspaper and books division from its film and television division.
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