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Judge rejects case challenging Seattle arena deal

Updated: February 22, 2013, 9:07 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- A Washington state judge rejected a lawsuit Friday aimed at undoing a deal to build a new professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle -- a key part of plans to bring the NBA back to town.

King County Superior Court Judge Douglass North held that the agreement between the city of Seattle, King County and an investment group led by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen does not violate state environmental law.

"This is a big win in our work to bring the Sonics home to Seattle," ...

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