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Brazilian bank BTG Pactual obtained a court decision on Wednesday overturning part of Americanas SA's protection from creditors, according to court documents seen by Reuters, in a move the retailer says "harms its viability". The decision of appeal judge Flavio Horta Fernandes reversed a previous order that BTG Pactual return money it received from the company's accounts with the bank to pay for a credit line. BTG confirmed the decision in a securities filing, but did not give details.
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