Murdoch Faces More Hacking Suits

Another rocky week for Rupert Murdoch’s News International publishing group. After The Sun’s royal editor was arrested on Thursday, Murdoch’s News of the World now faces nearly 50 new civil claims of phone hacking, including one from model and actress Emma Moble, Sir John Major’s former daughter-in-law. Former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Blencathra and Rugby World Cup winner Matt Dawson are among others seeking damages for hacking. A legal representative of the claimants said in a previous court hearing that an expected 200 new claims will be filed over the next few months.