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

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

The split-decision sets up the possibility that both sides willappeal, and that a battle over a key element of the governmentresponse to the 2008 financial crisis will continue for months oryears to come.

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