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Law Suit Asks for Board's Minutes: Privacy Laws?

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We are under a court order to provide the minutes of our Board Meetings and Loan Committee meetings. This request is with regard to a civil suit that we filed against certain officers and how they presented loans. The information requested would hold customer names that these officers did not service, and of course the nature of the request raises questions even to the courts viewing personal information, which may include account numbers, balances and financial situations that exist for a specific customer. Our attorney does not see the problem. We are a bank and having the bank's minutes spread all over an opposing attorney's office is not something with we feel comfortable, any thoughts?
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Minutes are discoverable. The only thing you could do would be to have your attorney try to limit the minutes to just the loans in question and redact the rest of the information that is not pertinent to the trial at hand. That might not be acceptable to the court. Also, this says "we filed", I assume that means was filed, not that the bank filed the suit against officers.

First published on BankersOnline.com 6/21/10

First published on 06/21/2010

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