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Miller Hack Attack May ‘Poison’ News Corp. BSkyB Deal

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Sienna Miller’s phone-hacking claims against Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid threaten to tarnish News Corp.’s reputation just as it seeks government approval for the purchase of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc.

At least seven pending lawsuits from celebrities allege their phone voicemails were hacked into by News of the World. The cases add to pressure on News Corp. as it offers remedies to avoid a lengthy antitrust review of its 7.8 billion-pound ($12.4 billion) bid for full control of BSkyB.