Court battle over dinosaur skeleton

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A fossil of a fearsome T. Rex relative has been auctioned in New York City despite the Mongolian government’s objections and a judge’s order blocking the sale.

The 24-foot-long tarbosaurus skeleton sold for more than $1 million yesterday — but the sale is contingent upon the outcome of the auction house’s court fight with Mongolia’s President.

A Texas judge Saturday ordered the sale stopped while the case plays out. Attorneys for the Mongolian President says they’ll ask a judge today to rule the auction invalid. The auction house says it obtained the skeleton legally.

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