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February 5, 2015 12:46 pm

Al Gore Case Against Al Jazeera Will Go to Trial

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AP – A trial will be needed to resolve a dispute between former Vice President Al Gore and Al Jazeera America over tens of millions of dollars held in escrow as part of the news network’s $500 million acquisition of Current TV, a Delaware judge ruled Tuesday.

Attorneys for Gore and former Current Media CEO Joel Hyatt had urged Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock II to rule in their favor without a trial, saying Al Jazeera is not entitled to $65 million being held in escrow and that it should be returned to Current shareholders.

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