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But Thomas Lauria, the group’s attorney, told the judge Tuesday he would not argue for that suit if some bidding procedures and other issues could be resolved. He said his clients’ only goal was to buy the team.

Lauria also said the cash portion of his clients’ bid was now $306.7 million, a $2.7-million increase, after it decided not to renew the team’s aircraft lease.

In the revised procedures, starting bids must be at least $15 million higher than the cash portion of the Greenberg-Ryan bid, which totals about $575 million and includes paying the full $204 million owed to unsecured creditors. Topping the list of unsecured creditors is New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, who is owed $24.9 million in deferred compensation six years after he was traded.