WASHINGTON - First Union Corp. said it suing to stop the District of Columbia Council from blocking its planned merger of Dominion Bank of Washington and First American Bank.

First Union said Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Joyce Hens Green approved the merger and ordered the deal completed s scheduled on June 23, but the local government has been resisting.

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