Opponents have killed a bill in the California Legislature that would have protected BankAmerica Corp. from a lawsuit alleging it had mishandled billions of dollars of municipal bonds.

A lobbying effort last week by the San Francisco city attorney's office and the state attorney general, two of the suit's plaintiffs, convinced Rep. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco and chairwoman of the Assembly's Appropriations Committee, not to send the bill to the floor for a vote.

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