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Singer Settles for Almost $1 Million in Phone-Hacking Case

Feb 27, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A popular singer has agreed to settle her claim against News Corp.’s British tabloid News of the World in connection with the paper’s phone-hacking scandal, The Guardian reports.

Charlotte Church and her parents, Maria and James, have reached a settlement of £600,000, or about $950,000, in the case, the paper reports.

Half of that figure will pay the legal costs, according to The Guardian, with the remaining half divided among the singer and her parents.

According to a statement read at the high court in London, Church’s voicemails were targeted numerous times over several years and the now-defunct newspaper "unlawfully obtained" and published "private medical information" about Church and her mother after a suicide attempt by Church’s mother, the story reports.

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