Tycoon Loses Damages Claim in Diana Crash
Egyptian-born tycoon Mohammed Fayed lost a damages claim against France stemming from the death of his son Dodi in the car crash that killed Britain’s Princess Diana in 1997.
The claim said that two French investigating judges erred when they didn’t immediately look into a charge of invasion of privacy against the news photographers at the scene.
An investigation into the claim began only this year with another judge. Under Judge Muriel Josie, eight photographers who were cleared in the main probe have been placed under investigation--a step short of formal charges--for photographing the victims in their car.