Phone Hacking Trial: News International security head, I wouldn’t commit a crime for anyone – Martin Hickman

3 04 2014

Mark HannaDay 83:  News International’s head of security today denied being part of a plot to shield Rebekah Brooks and the newspaper group from the Metropolitan Police’s investigation into phone hacking.

Mark Hanna, suspended on full pay by the newspaper company when he was charged in May 2012, said he would not commit a crime for anyone. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Australia: Brendan Ritson v Gary Burns, A$7500 damages for “a single comment made to one person” – Yvonne Kux

3 04 2014

gazetteIn the case of Ritson v Burns ([2014] NSWSC 272), a former policeman who was called a criminal by gay rights activist was awarded damages of A$7500 for publication to one person.  In her judgment, NSW Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum made it clear that the action “warrants some explanation”.

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