Hicks Sues for $1.6B After Liverpool Sale

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    Former Liverpool Co-Owner Tom Hicks joins in the singing with his sons prior to the 2009 UEFA Champions League Semi Final.

    The bitter court battle over ownership of Liverpool has resumed with the American former co-owners pursuing a $1.6 billion damages claim for what they called a "giant swindle."

    The case in London comes as Liverpool's fortunes on the field have been revived for the first time since Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. were forced to sell the club against their will to the owners of the Boston Red Sox in October.

    Lawyers for Hicks and Gillett need the approval of the High Court judge to pursue damages against the Royal Bank of Scotland and three then-club directors who approved the $476 million sale to New England Sports Ventures.