BofA Denied Access To SEC Docs On Merrill Bonuses

Law360, New York (December 9, 2009, 12:30 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will not have to produce documents related to its review of a proxy statement at the heart of a lawsuit over executive bonuses paid following Bank of America NA's shotgun merger with investment bank Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.

Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday also struck down BofA's move to force the regulator to produce records of communications about the merger...
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