WASHINGTON - Now that a federal appeals court has ruled resoundingly that they were wronged by the government, scores of thrifts with goodwill claims are turning their minds to money.

"We're sharpening our pencils now on the damages number," said Jerry Stouck, lawyer for Glendale Federal Bank, the big winner in last week's 9-2 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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