A former adviser to model Elle Macpherson dropped her phone-hacking claim against News Corp.’s U.K. unit because of a lack of evidence that her voice mail was accessed by the company, her lawyers said at a London hearing.
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.
Six environment and climate chiefs, including German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier and U.K. Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Davey, pressed European Union lawmakers to back a rescue plan for the world’s biggest carbon market, as divisions persist before a key vote.
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.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will ask U.S. President Barack Obama to allow shale gas exports as the world’s third-largest economy grapples with soaring energy costs after 2011’s nuclear disaster closed reactors.
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.
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.