Murdoch to pay Jude Law and others hacking damages

Rupert Murdoch, centre, attempts to speak to the media after he held a meeting with the parents and sister of murdered school girl Milly Dowler in London, Friday, July 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

January 20, 2012 8:37:51 AM PST
Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper company on Thursday agreed to pay damages to 36 high-profile victims of tabloid phone-hacking, including actor Jude Law, soccer player Ashley Cole and former British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. In a handful of Thursday's settlements whose financial terms were made public, the amounts ran into the tens of thousands of pounds (dollars).