- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2011

LONDON (AP) - Actor Jude Law is taking a lead role in a court battle over the wide-ranging spying campaign mounted by a British tabloid newspaper.

Law was one of many people allegedly targeted by the scandal-hungry News of The World, which listened in on voicemails to get its scoops.

Law was named Friday in one of four test cases to be considered by Justice Geoffrey Vos at Britain’s High Court next year.

Vos says that the cases will help him set a range of damages to award people targeted by the News of The World _ the biggest-selling Sunday tabloid newspaper _ enabling other cases to be resolved without going to court.

The News of the World is currently facing about 20 lawsuits from alleged hacking victims, although more are expected.

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