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Judge asked to block 38 Studios settlement

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two former employees of Rhode Island’s economic development agency have asked a judge to block a settlement over the failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s video game company 38 Studios.

The Providence Journal reports that Keith Stokes, who was executive director of the agency formerly known as the Economic Development Corp., and J. Michael Saul, who was deputy director, objected to the proposed settlement on Monday.

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Antonio Afonso and his firm agreed to pay $4.4 million from the law firm’s insurance policy. Afonso was bond counsel to the Economic Development Corp. on the deal.

Stokes and Saul, who are co-defendants in the case with Afonso, argue that the Rhode Island law allowing such individual settlements is unconstitutional.

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