The phone-hacking scandal at News Corp.’s U.K. newspapers simmered for nearly five years before erupting on the national scene in July 2011 amid the discovery that journalists had hacked the phone of a murdered schoolgirl.
As Rupert Murdoch testifies this week before a judge-led inquiry into media ethics, strict security is in place to protect him from agitators like the man who shoved a foam pie in his face when he made a similar appearance before Parliament.
Patricia A. Millett, the head of the Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Supreme Court practice and co-head of its national appellate practice, broke the record on Tuesday for the most oral arguments before the court by a woman.
Exxon Mobil Corp., a lightning rod for environmental activists since the Valdez oil spill a quarter-century ago, is appeasing some of its harshest critics by agreeing to disclose internal risk and cost assessments.
Mark Lewis, the lawyer representing dozens of News of the World phone-hacking victims, said testimony by former News Corp. executives to the U.K. Parliament today may determine if James Murdoch lied about the scandal.
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.