WILMINGTON, Del. — A lawyer for Washington Mutual Inc. Thursday reported "momentum" in discussions aimed at settling disputes arising out of the largest banking collapse in history, that of Washington Mutual Bank, or WaMu.

Brian Rosen told a bankruptcy judge that a deal could be on the way soon among Washington Mutual, WaMu's former parent; WaMu's new owner, JPMorgan Chase and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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