A commentary by consultant James. R. Rosenfield that appeared in our Aug. 7 issue, "Dumb Attitudes on Privacy Could Mean Disaster for Banks," contained an error. Metromail Corp., a data base marketing firm, no longer faces a class action alleging improper use of information obtained from California voter registration rolls.

Susan Henricks, president and chief executive of Metromail, a unit of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., said the suit "had no substance" and was "settled just for court costs" earlier this year. Press reports have put the settlement figure at $4 million.

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