A federal court in California has ordered a bank to repay $6.9 million in deposits and interest that the Resolution Trust Corp. accidentally overpaid to the bank seven years ago.

The decision by the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles requires Rosemead, Calif.-based First American Bank to return $3.6 million in excess deposits that the RTC provided as part of the bank's 1989 purchase of First California Savings, a failed thrift.

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