Then there’s this:

Jeremy Reed QC, for the claimants, said the computer contained 76 digital recordings, although he conceded it was not clear whether they might include hacked voicemail messages.

Reed said Evans’s computer was “the only computer that hasn’t been put through the grinder by News Group Newspapers”. News Group is the News International subsidiary that published the News of the World until it was closed in July at the height of the furore over phone hacking.

Reed added that the others had been “smashed up” when the company moved to new premises earlier this year.

Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu.