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Celebrities settle damages claims against publisher of News Of The World


A number of celebrities and high-profile figures have settled phone hacking claims against the publisher of the News Of The World, the High Court has heard. Statements were read before Mr Justice Fancourt on behalf of 15 celebrities and other figures, including actor Sean Bean, Texas lead singer Sharleen Spiteri and ex-cricketer and commentator Shane Warne. News Group Newspapers (NGN), publisher of the now-defunct newspaper, has agreed to pay “substantial damages” to each of the claimants and also pay their legal costs.

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