Rupert Murdoch Saves The Sun, But Crisis Could Move to America – The Daily Beast
Lawyer Mark Lewis—whose 2007 lawsuit on behalf of soccer official Gordon Taylor planted the seeds for the phone-hacking scandal, and whose suit on behalf of the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler caused it to break open—told Newsweek that he plans to bring the fight against Murdoch to America. Lewis declined to get into specifics—“I have been instructed in respect of two claims that have a U.S. angle,” he said—but there is speculation that he intends to pursue instances in which a Murdoch journalist allegedly hacked a phone on U.S. soil. Murdoch opponents have been searching for such a case ever since the News of the World scandal broke. It would potentially allow claimants to take aim at News Corp. instead of the company’s U.K. arm. “A new front has opened up on the other side of the Atlantic,” Lewis told Newsweek.