News Corp. Settles Hacking Claims

LONDON — News Corp.’s News International has paid out settlements to seven more prominent figures in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal at its now-closed News of the World tabloid.

Meanwhile, CNN interviewer Piers Morgan was answering questions Tuesday about his time at the top of Britain’s tabloid industry. He was appearing via videoconference at the U.K.’s Leveson Inquiry.

News International said in a statement Tuesday it had settled claims brought by Princess Diana’s former lover James Hewitt, ex-Liberal Democrat lawmaker Mark Oaten, TV presenter Ukrika Jonsson, model Abi Titmuss, and Paul Dadge, who helped rescue victims of the 2005 London transit bombings. Theatrical agent Michelle Milburn and Calum Best, the son of soccer legend George Best, rounded out the settlement list.

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