SEATTLE - A 1999 Minnesota settlement in which U.S. Bancorp agreed not to share a customer's personal financial information with bank affiliates or other businesses without the customer's consent has been expanded to cover more states.

According to Christine Gregoire, attorney general for the state of Washington, a settlement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis that adds Washington, 37 other states, and the District of Columbia to the earlier agreement.

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