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News Corp. settles with celebs; faces 100 more hacking suits

Company formally apologized to Hugh Grant, Sarah Ferguson, others today in court

Even though News Corp. settled a handful of claims today related to its notorious hacking scandal, more lawsuits are on the way.

At a hearing in a London court today, News Corp. formally apologized to celebrities and other public figures—including the actor Hugh Grant; the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson; and psychic Uri Geller—whose voicemails it had hacked. According to CNN, the publishing company paid undisclosed but “substantial” damages to them. Since November 2012, News Corp. has settled 144 cases related to the hacking scandal.

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