WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has been asked to hear a case that would set the standard for government lawsuits against bank directors and officers.

The case being appealed pits six former directors of City Federal Savings Bank against the Resolution Trust Corp. On June 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld civil money damages that RTC had levied against the directors of the Bedminster, N.J., thrift, which failed in 1989.

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