As a lawyer with numerous banking clients, Charles M. Horn has more than a passing interest in how federal and state law affecting the ability of banks to get into the insurance business will play out. In this, the second and final installment on an article he has written on recent court interpretations of bank-related insurance law, Mr. Horn a partner in the Washington office of Chicago-based Mayer, Platt & Brown, suggests where he thinks the law is heading on this issue.

Two recent federal appeals court cases - Owensboro and Barnett Bank - take diametrically opposing positions on the issue of whether federal law giving leeway to banks to sell insurance products should supersede state law.

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