A New York State judge said he will rule this week on whether to keep confidential the details about individuals who got bonuses at Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. on the eve of its merger with Bank of America Corp. last year.

At a hearing Friday, New York Supreme Court Justice Bernard J. Fried in Manhattan said he will rule on or before March 20 on a request by the Charlotte company to prevent New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo from releasing the names of individuals who got bonuses and how much they made.

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