Various Claimants v News Group Newspapers

Practice – Summary judgment. The Chancery Division allowed in part the defendant News Group Newspapers' application to strike out parts of the particulars of claim of one of a number of defendants in phone-hacking proceedings, where two of the eight matters to which the application related could not demonstrate phone-hacking or other improper information-gathering. It allowed the claimants' application to amend generic particulars of claim and held that, among other things, the application to amend had not been made too late in the proceedings.

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