News Group Newspapers has agreed a confidential compensation package with Ryan Giggs over his claim of phone hacking.
Hugh Tomlinson QC informed Mr Justice Vos that the case had reached settlement since April, which was the last time the case was heard in the High Court.
The Ryan Giggs phone hacking compensation case was part of a second wave of legal claims which erupted when the News of the World phone hacking scandal came to light.
It has emerged that television presenter June Sarpong has also issued legal proceedings to claim compensation for phone hacking against News Group Newspapers.
During a case management conference Michael Silverleaf QC, for News Group Newspapers, was told the judge was concerned with budgeting issues ahead of 2013 trial dates for claimants who had not reached settlement with NGN.
He said the purpose was to reach a point where claimants were comfortable with the compensation award and he should not forget there had been “concealment and disposal of evidence” which led to suspicion.
He said the process should be “cathartic”, and “the whole purpose of this litigation is to achieve peace ultimately with the people who were intercepted”.
He added the budgets were probably going to be relatively modest.
Currently, the register of claims where famous people are concerned, reads as singer, James Blunt; Cherie Blair, wife of former prime minister Tony Blair; Matt Dawson, TV presenter and rugby player; James Nesbitt, actor; Wayne Rooney, footballer; Chris Eubank, ex-boxer.