Mirror to fight its hacking fine

Charlotte Henry
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TRINITY Mirror subsidiary MGN, under which the Daily Mirror newspapers operate, is seeking the right to appeal the fine that was imposed on it on 21 May over phone hacking.

In a statement released yesterday, Trinity Mirror said that while the firm accepted it should pay damages to victims of phone hacking, “we believe that the basis used for calculating damages in the judgment is incorrect and the amounts awarded by the Judge are excessive and disproportionate.”

The publisher had said at the time of the original judgement that it felt that the scale of the damages awarded was excessive.