Former American International Group (AIG) Inc. CEO Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg, left, exits Manhattan federal court, Monday, June 15, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

(Bloomberg) — Hank Greenberg won his fight to hold the U.S. responsible for the bitter pill it forced down the throat of American International Group Inc. shareholders. But that’s about it.

The judge who called the terms of the $85 billion bailout illegally onerous also ruled that without it investors would have gotten nothing. As a result, he awarded Greenberg no money.

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