OCALA, Fla. -- Barnett Banks Inc. said it was seeking an injunction in federal court here to block a ban on insurance sales by the state insurance commissioner. Barnett said the order against a branch in Belleview, Fla., is illegal under federal law.

As reported, Barnett filed suit last week in federal court here, asking for a ruling to confirm that federal law overrides the state statute the department is using to keep the bank from selling insurance.

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