US to Launch Legal Action on Phone Hacking Work on case to begin within week: UK lawyer By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Sep 23, 2011 9:57 AM CDT 5 comments Comments News Corporation Chief Rupert Murdoch reads a copy of one his newspapers in July. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Official proceedings against News Corporation are about to extend across the pond. Legal action over the company’s phone hacking scandal will take place in New York City, a British lawyer to many of the hacking victims tells the AP. He has hired Norman Siegel to fight the case against Rupert Murdoch’s firm; Siegel also represents a number of 9/11 families, the AP notes. Lawyers will likely start work on the case within the week, Lewis says; hearings may not begin for a few months.