The federal judge evaluating a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over Bank of America Corp.'s purchase of brokerage Merrill Lynch said Monday he wants to review portions of the record related to the firing of the bank's general counsel, Reuters reports Monday.

Bank of America last week announced it had agreed to pay $150 million in a settlement with the SEC over allegations the bank misled investors about bonuses and losses at Merrill.

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