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Rock investors consider appeal

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Former shareholders in the nationalised bank, Northern Rock, have lost their High Court bid to overturn a Government compensation scheme.

In the High Court in January they argued that the government had infringed their human rights by deliberately undervaluing the bank in the run up to its nationalisation last year.

The judges said they were sympathetic to the losses of the shareholders but said they had taken a commercial risk with their investment.

Following the decision Roger Lawson from the UK Shareholders Association told the BBC there was a "good chance" they would appeal.

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