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Trinity Mirror admits liability for phone hacking

Trinity Mirror, the parent company of the publisher of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror has admitted liability for phone hacking and agreed to pay damages to Shane Richie, Lucy Benjamin, Alan Yentob and Shobna Gualti.

Trinity Mirror issued a statement stating  "The company today confirms that its subsidiary MGN Ltd has admitted liability to four individuals who had sued MGN for alleged interception of their voicemails many years ago.  MGN has apologised to those individuals and agreed to pay compensation. The amount of that compensation will be assessed by the court if it cannot be agreed.  The company can also confirm that six other voicemail interception claims have already been settled for agreed sums."

It is understood that a further 19 claims have been issued in the High Court against Trinity Mirror and that there are potentially 10 pending. 


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