Mark Lewis, the British lawyer who was instrumental in putting News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal in the public eye, asked a judge for a jury trial of his related defamation lawsuit against London police.
Britain’s police watchdog cleared former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson and his deputy John Yates in relation to a botched phone-hacking investigation of News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid.
The News of the World phone-hacking scandal claimed the job of a second senior officer at Scotland Yard in two days, as the London force’s top anti-terrorism officer resigned over ties with the shuttered News Corp. tabloid.
Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, said the Fed will probably need to raise interest rates before mid-2013 and that policy makers should have waited to see how the economy performed before pledging to hold rates at record lows for two years.
London police probing News Corp.’s phone-hacking in 2006 didn’t show prosecutors evidence that more than two people were involved, preventing a full examination of the scandal, the lead lawyer in the case said.
The Metropolitan Police commissioner who resigned as a result of News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal told a judge-led inquiry into media ethics that commanders were “obsessed” with their portrayals in tabloid headlines.