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Demolition To Continue in Brooklyn After Court Loss

Bruce Ratner's three year long effort to get the Nets on a Brooklyn basketball court suffered a setback Wednesday in a Brooklyn law court, but the Nets owner says plans to demolish buildings in preparation for the new arena continue. The court ruled that Ratner could not demolish two buildings he thought he controlled. It turned out the man who agreed to sell the properties didn't have clear title to them. Meanwhile, Ratner's parent company suggests an arena opening by 2010, not 2009.