Physical, Mental ExaminationsIf Church doesn’t settle, she’ll have to meet evidentiary requests made by News Corp. at the hearing. Her mother must undergo physical and mental examinations by a doctor chosen by the company and Church will have to turn over past regulatory complaints against other tabloids and personal e-mails sent to friends and family describing her reaction to stories.
News International will make the trial as difficult as possible for the Church family to discourage future claimants from going to court, said Duncan Lamont, a lawyer at Charles Russell LLP, who isn’t involved in the case.
“The News of the World remains a very tough litigator” that doesn’t want to be seen as a “pushover,” Lamont said in a phone interview. “They’ve got a crack team and they’re not being nice. They’re only going to pay what they have to.” .....read more