NEW YORK Aug 7 The U.S. judge overseeing the
litigation over Argentina's debt dispute has scheduled a hearing
at 3 p.m. on Friday to address the country's recent public
statements, a court official said.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa, who has blocked Argentina
from paying holders of restructured bonds unless it also pays
hedge funds that rejected the terms of debt restructurings in
2005 and 2010, set the hearing after Argentina continued press a
U.S. intermediary bank to deliver $539 million in bond payments.
Griesa has ordered the Bank of New York to hold $539 million
in Argentine funds and has said the country's attempt to pay
restructured bond holders was illegal. Argentina defaulted on
its sovereign bonds last week after failing to reach a
settlement with the hedge funds.
(Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by David Gregorio)