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    News International may spend £7.5m on searches over phone hacking | Media | guardian.co.uk

    News International is forecasting that it will rack up £7.5m in legal costs just on internal document searches relating to civil damages claims for alleged News of the World phone hacking.

    The publisher of the now-closed Sunday tabloid revealed at a high court civil case management hearing on Monday that it had already spent £1m on so-called "disclosure searches" of databases for emails and other internally archived documents that may be pertinent to the litigation.

    PricewaterhouseCoopers, which has been hired as a consultant, has spent a further £3.5m on document searches and is forecast to spend another £3m in 2013.

    Dinah Rose QC, counsel for News International, revealed the figures as she argued against further generic document disclosures on phone hacking.

    Interviewer: What do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings? Helpmann: Bad sportsmanship

    by ceebs on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 05:44:39 PM PDT

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      It would cost us too much to do that."

      Yeah, right.

      Pay, pay, and pay some more.

    •  Price Waterhouse Cooper (1+ / 0-)
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      Given the number of pies PWC has its feet in, the phrase "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" immediately springs to mind.

      Why doesn't Mitt Romney carry an iPhone? 1. He has staff to carry his cellphone 2. He has an Ann Droid.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 12:00:46 AM PDT

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      •  well £7.5 million (1+ / 0-)
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        is a lot to spend trawling what is laimed to be an empty email archive. (From an earlier statement in the civil case included in  the diary)

        Interviewer: What do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings? Helpmann: Bad sportsmanship

        by ceebs on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:12:19 AM PDT

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