Liverpool to be sold after second court victory

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The Chairman of Liverpool Football Club, Martin Broughton (CENTRE L), and Chief Executive, Christian Purslow, leave the High Court in London October 13, 2010. Premier League side Liverpool inched closer to a sale on Wednesday when a High Court judge ruled against their unpopular American owners and backed the club's board and its right to negotiate a deal.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER BUSINESS)

Liverpool and the Royal Bank of Scotland have won their second court case in as many days, defeating Tom Hicks and George Gillett and paving the way for the club’s £300million sale to New England Sports Ventures.

In a dramatic 24 hours, the Reds responded to Hicks’ injunction in a Texas court that the club could not be sold.

At 2pm today, Liverpool, RBS, and QC Grabiner contested the injunction. At 5:25pm, the ruling was given in our way with the judge saying, “This case has nothing to do with Texas.”

Liverpool and RBS have been granted an anti-suit injunction against Hicks’ actions in Texas.

Meanwhile, a lawyer for NESV stated the club is now owned by them and is looking forward to a bright future.

There could still be legal action from Hicks and Gillett on the other side of the pond, but the High Court judement deemed it unlawful.

A statement from the club reads, “The Independent Directors of Liverpool Football Club are delighted with the verdict of Mr. Justice Floyd in the High Court this afternoon which now requires Mr. Hicks and Mr. Gillett to withdraw their Texas Restraining Order by 4pm tomorrow.

“We are glad to have taken another important step towards completing the sale process.”

Fans are flooding the forums now to discuss the day’s events.

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