New Jersey mall loses bid to block release of surveillance videos related to fatal carjacking

Associated Press

An upscale New Jersey mall can't stop the release of surveillance videos related to the fatal carjacking of a young lawyer there last December.

NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1ElQ8lB) reports Michigan-based Taubman Centers, which owns The Mall at Short Hills, had sought a "protective order" for the footage and certain documents in a lawsuit filed against them by the lawyer's widow.

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Taubman Centers claimed that prospective criminals could use the footage to determine the location of surveillance cameras. But state Superior Court Judge James Rothschild Jr. declined to grant the order late last week, saying it was a "fairly unlikely scenario."

Taubman Centers and Universal Protection Service, whose officers patrol the mall, had also sought to restrict public access to security and emergency preparedness documents.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com