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HACKING VICTIMS WON’T ASK FOR PUNITIVE DAMAGES

September 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Some of the alleged victims of phone hacking by the now defunct British tabloid News of the World who are suing News International, News Corp’s British newspaper subsidiary, have agreed to drop their demands for punitive damages so as not to prejudice the criminal proceedings against several NI executives and journalists. NI had protested the claim for what are referred to in the U.K. as “exemplary damages.” Its attorney, Dinah Rose, accused the plaintiffs of attempting to seek “financial windfalls” from the case. The demand for exemplary damages, she said, was “unsustainable in law, unjustified and bound to fail. [We are] very glad … they have seen the light.”