SCC DRAMA GETS LEGAL

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By Matthew Chung

The battle for control over the Student Campus Centre went to the courts last week, but students will have to wait before a decision is made.

RSU lawyers wanted a judge to rule on whether the Palin Foundation had broken an agreement with the RSU that governed the building. Palin counters the contract expired with the opening of the building.

The two sides are currently in mediation, but the RSU has also made an application to the courts, hoping for a decision in its favour. The Palin Foundation provided new information three days before last Friday’s hearing, prompting RSU lawyers to ask for more time to review the documents and interview chair Ron Stagg and Ryerson Centre President Liz Devine.

Meanwhile, Stagg says Palin Foundation lawyers will ask to turn the proceeding into a full-fledged trial. The matter is too complicated for a summary ruling, Stagg said.

“We’re asking for a full trial… We’ve presented a lot of evidence,” he said. RSU President Rebecca Rose said Palin has continually delayed the process.

“(It’s) obviously another stall tactic,” she said.

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