Phone Hacking Appeal Dismissed The Court of Appeal has unanimously rejected MGN’s appeal against the quantum of damages awarded by Mr Justice Mann to the eight representative claimants (including Clintons’ client, Shane Richie) in the Mirror Hacking trial that was heard in March 2015 (totaling £1.2m), whilst branding MGN’s behavior as ‘callous’ and ‘disgraceful’.  Lady Justice Arden, Lady Justice Rafferty and Lord Justice Kitchen dismissed all four of MGN’s grounds of appeal and refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.