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Hicks and Gillett seeking $ 1.6 billion for damages 

Hicks and Gillett seeking $ 1.6 billion for damages

15-10-2010

American owners of Liverpool Tom Hicks and George Gillett announced that they will seek compensation for "damages" worth $ 1.6 billion.
They have chosen this action after the restraining order to sell the team, which was issued by the U.S. court was lifted. The board of directors of the 18 multiples champions of England hopes to be finalized today the sale of the team of American company "New England Sports Ventures" for 300 million pounds, which will bring losses to Hicks and Gillett of around 140 million pounds. In its statement today, the two owners say sales of NESV is "illegal" and "great deception". Both, however, acknowledged the defeat in this case, after Royal Bank of Scotland, "the duo refused the request to clear the obligations of the team of 237 million pounds.
Statement from the Staff of Hicks and Gillett today reads: "Hicks and Gillett withdrew its restraining order that blocked the sale of Liverpool. This action prevent the Royal Bank of Scotland "to put the club into administration. The bank refused the request of the owners to pay all debts by 15 October. Lawyers do announced that many internal and external people have used the club over the years. This is an incredible deception and will bring a lot of bad things about the club and fans. Ultimately, Liverpool will now become property of the "New England Sports Ventures".



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