*Brazier v News Group Newspapers Ltd; Leslie v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Practice – Striking out. The claimants, B and L, had formerly made compromise agreements concluding claims against the defendant company, NGN, which had published the News of the World. They brought new actions against NGN. The Chancery Division held that the agreements, properly interpreted, covered the elements of the new claims relating to phone hacking. B's claim would be struck out and L's claim would be struck out insofar as it related to phone hacking.

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