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Former officials sue lawyers in 38 Studios case

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Two former officials involved in Rhode Island's disastrous deal with 38 Studios have sued the lawyers who represented the former Economic Development Corp., the latest in the ongoing legal battle in the failed $75 million state loan guarantee.

Keith Stokes and Michael Saul were the executive director and deputy director of the EDC when it made the deal with the video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. The company declared bankruptcy in 2012.

They are among many parties being sued by the EDC. The EDC and a lawyer and law firm named in the lawsuit filed Thursday agreed last month to settle for $4.4 million.

Lawyers for the EDC and law firm told a judge Tuesday the new lawsuit was meant to derail the settlement, a claim Stoke's and Saul's lawyers denied.

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