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Robert Miller may be questioned before a civil trial, the Court rules

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The Canadian Press

Montreal billionaire Robert Miller, threatened with class action for sexual relations that ;#x27;he would have had with minors, could be questioned even before the procedure is possibly authorized, but only in writing, ruled the Superior Court.

Lawyer Jeff Orenstein, who is leading the request for authorization to bring the class action, had asked the Court permission to question Mr. Miller as soon as possible, because the octogenarian could die before the case is heard in civil court.

Judge Christian Immer partially granted this request last Friday. He authorizes Mr. Orenstein to ask questions in writing to Mr. Miller on specific topics related to the case, and Mr. Miller may also respond in writing.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">Judge Immer believes that an oral examination would risk endangering Mr. Miller's life due to the stress it could cause to the witness. #x27;businessman, who suffers from advanced Parkinson's disease and heart problems.

On the other hand, the judge rejected another request from Mr. Orenstein, who wanted to question a 90-year-old vice-president of the company Future Electronics, founded by Mr. Miller, even before a class action was filed. ;possibly obtains the green light from a court.

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In the application to bring the class action, the plaintiffs allege that Mr. Miller – who has denied all allegations – offered money and gifts to dozens of underage girls in exchange for sexual favors, between 1996 and 2006.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116