- Associated Press - Friday, January 22, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A judge has set a trial date in the lawsuit over Rhode Island’s failed deal with Curt Schilling’s video game company.

Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein said Friday the trial is scheduled to start Sept. 1 with jury selection.

Silverstein says it could start earlier depending on how he decides summary judgment motions.

Ex-Red Sox pitcher Schilling’s 38 Studios moved to Rhode Island in 2010 in exchange for a $75 million state loan guarantee, then went bankrupt.

Rhode Island’s economic development agency sued key players in the deal, including Schilling.

The agency had asked for a May trial date.

Defendant First Southwest asked for more time to resolve outstanding issues and to avoid doing jury selection in the summer.

A trial is expected to take about eight weeks.

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