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Nineteen phone-hacking cases settled at High Court

News International pays millions of pounds in damages to victims of phone-hacking.

Nineteen more civil damages claims brought over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal have been settled, the High Court heard today.

Actor Jude Law, former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott and Labour MP Chris Bryant are among 19 claimants whose settlements were confirmed.

Lawyers for the claimants said the majority of people pursuing damages claims had now settled.

Read more at the Press Gazette.