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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Argentina appeal over energy company dispute

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Argentina's bid to fend off a lawsuit by energy company Petersen Energía Inversora, S.A. seeking compensation for shares it owned in the now-nationalized YPF S.A. energy company.

The justices left in place a lower court ruling that allowed privately held Petersen to sue after Argentina's government refused to buy back the company's shares.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)