News Corp. Unit to Pay $4.7 Million Tied to Dowler Hack

News Corp.’s U.K. newspaper unit has agreed to pay about £3 million ($4.7 million) tied to recent allegations that its News of the World tabloid hacked the phone of a murdered teenage girl in 2002, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The media giant’s News International unit has agreed to pay roughly £2 million to the Dowler family and about £1 million to a charity, the person added. Unlike dozens of other alleged phone-hacking victims, the Dowler family hasn’t filed a lawsuit against the company.

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