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Topic - Norman Siegel
Occupy Wall Street's "People's Library" settled a suit out of court with the city Tuesday, winning $232,000 for the destruction of 2,800 books during the police raid on Zuccotti Park in November 2011.
A group of British phone-hacking victims plan to ask U.S. courts to look into possible "corrupt practices" at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., a lawyer said Friday. The move could broaden the scope of a scandal that has shaken the mogul's international media empire.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday called a report of possible phone hacking targeting 9/11 victims and their families very disturbing and he assured them in a lengthy meeting that the department will pursue a preliminary criminal investigation of the matter.
Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel said that according to New York civil rights law, there may be a way for Svenson's subjects to challenge him in court but the case will depend entirely on context.
"This is not just about the money," said Occupy's attorney, Norman Siegel. "It is about holding the city accountable."