News Corp. Sued for Hacking Phone of Firefighters’ Union Boss – Businessweek
Andy Gilchrist, the U.K. general secretary for the Fire Brigades Union from 2000 to 2005, sued Feb. 10 in London over “incidents” during that period, his lawyer Tom Jones, of Thompsons Solicitors, said in a phone interview today.
While the phone-hacking litigation has focused on the now- defunct News of the World tabloid, Jones declined to say which title is involved in the Gilchrist case. Gilchrist told the Independent newspaper last year that police were investigating whether News Corp.’s daily Sun newspaper hacked his phone during a union pay dispute.
News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, who shuttered the News of the World in July to help contain public anger over the scandal, flew to London this month to tell Sun staff he’s committed to the title after 10 of its journalists were arrested in a probe of reporters bribing public officials.