WASHINGTON - Bankers will find it much harder to keep fair-lending settlements out of the public spotlight during the coming years, industry attorneys and community activists said.

The Christmas-week settlement between a Howard University law professor and First Virginia Bank-Maryland may be a harbinger of things to come.

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