Morning round-up: Thursday 26 June

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By Thomas Connelly on

The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.

newspapers3Phone-hacking trial: total legal costs approach £100m [The Guardian]

Phone-hacking trial: Coulson jury fails to reach final verdicts [BBC News]

Lady Hale raises concern over plan to restrict judicial review challenges [The Guardian]

Full comments made by Mr Justice Saunders regarding Prime Minister’s comments during Hacking Trial.. [Twitter]

…and he has shown excellent judgement in the past [Twitter]

Liverpool “could sue Luis Suarez for breach of contract” if he’s handed long ban [The Mirror]

Luis Suarez bite: Liverpool could have grounds to take legal action if Suarez is found guilty of his latest biting accusation [The Independent]

US lawyer’s test case to gain legal status for four chimpanzees could have far-reaching results [The Independent]

Law in Action: policing social media [BBC Radio 4]

Right-to-die appeal dismissed by judges []

Spain’s Princess Cristina must face fraud charges, judge rules [The Telegraph]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“I, and doubtless other barristers, were approached about a year ago by an American production company who wanted to set up a rival programme to Judge Judy, filming in California for four months of the year” [Legal Cheek Comments]