Saturday, November 26, 2011

Murdochs News Corporation In Breach Of Contract

Matt Nixson, former head of features for The Sun is suing his employers, News Corp, in relation to what he describes as his wrongful dismissal and breach of contract.

Mr Nixson was fired in July this year (2011) when News Corp’s management and standards committee said it uncovered evidence of wrongdoing during his time at the News of the World. He is suing his former employer’s executives Will Lewis and Simon Greenberg, the media group’s chief lawyer Jeffrey Palker, and Lord Grabiner QC, the chairman of its management and standards committee, for more than £100,000 in damages.

Mr Nixson denies any involvement in unlawful activity and claims News Corp’s committee does not have the power to sack News Group employees. News Group is a subsidiary of News International, which is owned by News more