WASHINGTON - Bank examination reports just became signficantly less confidential.

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati ruled Aug. 3 that parties to a lawsuit can seek examination reports during discovery, the exchange of documents prior to trial. Banks previously did not have to turn over these reports.

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