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Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. paid out its first settlements Thursday to 37 of the roughly 740 victims in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. One of the victims was Jude Law, who received some $200,000 in damages, The Associated Press reports.

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News of the World
, one of several international newspapers owned by Murdoch and his media conglomerate (which also owns the Fox network, FX and Fox News Channel, among many other TV properties), came under fire last summer after it was revealed that the British tabloid had engaged in illegal phone-tapping of celebrities, politicians, members of the British royal family, relatives of deceased British soldiers and victims of the 7/7 London bombings.

News Group Newspapers admitted that articles "misused" Law's private information and published material that was gathered through illegal phone-hacking between 2003 and 2006.

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