Tom Hicks in High Court over 'epic Liverpool swindle'

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The Independent Online

Former Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks yesterday applied to the High Court to lift orders preventing him from launching a massive damages claim in the US courts over the sale of the club.

The Texan believes he was the victim of an "epic swindle" when the Premier League club was sold against his wishes, as anti-suit orders were in place which prevented him taking action in the Texas courts.

If Hicks is successful at the new two-day hearing, he will be able to make damages claims against the Royal Bank of Scotland and former club directors. RBS wants to block Hicks and his former partner George Gillett from suing over the sale, in which they lost £140m last October, as do the club's new owners.

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