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As Berkshire Museum art sale nears, Attorney General's Office gains ground - but takes a hit.

linePITTSFIELD — The wait for a pivotal Berkshire Museum court ruling continued into the weekend, as legal briefs swelled a case file and the clock ticked down to a multimillion-dollar art auction.

When Berkshire Superior Court closed Friday, the Attorney General's Office had gained ground in the case, but not without taking a tongue-lashing from the museum's legal team, then countering with strong words of its own.

Judge John Agostini on Thursday allowed an emergency motion by the Attorney General's Office to switch its role, if need be, to that of a plaintiff opposed to the museum's sale of as many as 40 works from its art collection.

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