New Docs Pressure on Murdoch Son

Things keep getting worse for James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and presumed heir to his empire. New documents turned over to the British parliament on Tuesday show that News Corp. agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to one victim of its newspapers’ illegal phone-hacking because the company realized its position was “perilous.” The documents make what one attorney called a “powerful case” that there was a pervasive culture of illegal activity at the company’s U.K. tabloids, and that New Corp. bosses knew what was going on.