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Owner of doomed mall loses bid to keep hundreds of documents secret

TORONTO - The vast majority of documents the owner of the doomed Algo Centre Mall tried to keep secret are not privileged and should be turned over to the public inquiry probing last year's tragedy, a senior judge has found. In his ruling, Appeal Court Justice Stephen Goudge said he was persuaded that only a handful of the documents should be kept from the inquiry because they enjoy solicitor-client privilege.

Battle over access to documents related to doomed mall turned over to judge

TORONTO - A battle over documents between the owners of the doomed Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ont., and the judicial inquiry probing its collapse is being turned over to a judge. At issue are about 600 documents the Nazarian family is refusing to hand over to the commission. The Nazarians argue the letters and emails are privileged and should remain confidential. The commission, which argues the Nazarians have provided no evidence to back their assertion of privilege, has asked Appeal Court Justice Stephen Goudge to rule on the issue.

Official addresses electronic equipment at 9/11 hearing

Guantanamo's top security official said Wednesday that intelligence agents had bugged rooms where the accused 9/11 plotters meet with their lawyers, despite a ban on eavesdropping. Colonel John Bogdan testified that he had only recently learned about cameras, microphones and other electronic equipment initially installed by the FBI and now maintained by the prison camp's J2 intelligence unit.
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