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Duchess Sarah Ferguson Settles Phone-Hacking Dispute with Newspaper Group

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0  Updated at 9:49 am, February 8th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(LONDON) — Sarah Ferguson has settled her phone-hacking legal claim against the publishers of the now defunct British tabloid The News of the World.

Ferguson, the Duchess of York, received a public apology and undisclosed damages in an out-of-court settlement from Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers, according to The Guardian.

She was among the victims of the illegal practice that led to the closure of the paper in 2011.

A total of 144 people, including singer James Blunt and actor Hugh Grant, have so far settled claims over phone hacking with the publisher, The Guardian reports.

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