Cherie Blair Sues News Corp.

    FILE -- In this Friday May 15, 2009 file photo, Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, listens during the Italian State RAI TV program "Che Tempo che Fa", in Milan, Italy. According to British media reports Thursday July 16, 2009, Cherie Blair has suspected swine flu for which she has received a course of Tamiflu, and she has cancelled a series of public engagements. (AP Photo/Alberto Pellaschiar, file)

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    The wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair filed a lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. as the company braces for the first civil trial to result from allegations of phone hacking. “If it is true that a former prime minister’s family have been targeted by Rupert Murdoch’s hackers, then it is clearly a significant moment in the scandal,” said a member of the parliamentary committee investigating the hacking cases. The phone-hacking scandal has already touched Blair’s inner circle, though not his family: News International, the British arm of News Corp., settled claims with Blair’s former press chief as well as the former deputy prime minister.

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