[ISN] Sienna Miller should be forced to accept damages offer, says News International

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 03:00:38 -0500 (CDT)

By Cahal Milmo and Martin Hickman
The Independent
13 May 2011

Sienna Miller should be forced to accept damages of £100,000 in her 
phone hacking claim against the News of the World because the stories 
published about her private life were "not that hurtful", a lawyer for 
the Sunday newspaper said yesterday.

The High Court heard that the six-figure sum, which had been requested 
by the actress's legal team, constituted a "generous" offer to settle 
her complaint and should be accepted because it was similar to the 
compensation she might receive if she suffered a "life-changing" injury 
such as the loss of an eye or brain damage.

At least 24 breach of privacy claims have now been lodged against the 
NOTW by public figures who believe their mobile phone voicemails were 
eavesdropped using stolen information such as PIN codes obtained by the 
paper's private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire. The case brought by Ms 
Miller, 29, who was the subject of stories about her relationship with 
actor Jude Law based on hacked messages, yesterday became the first to 
reach a settlement hearing after Rupert Murdoch's News International 
announced last month that it was admitting liability in eight cases, 
including that of the actress, and was setting up a £20m compensation 


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