In a move that elated bank regulators and trade groups, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided to review a controversial lower- court decision preventing out-of-state institutions from charging fees to in-state customers.

"We thought the (lower court) result wasn't consistent with our precedents and we are happy the higher court is going to take a look at it," said Julie Williams, chief counsel at the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which has petitioned to join the case as a friend of the court.

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