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UBS To Fight Efforts To Access Secret Account Info

Law360 (February 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- UBS AG plans to fight efforts by the U.S. government to obtain the identities of those who held secret accounts with the bank, saying the principles of international comity require U.S. courts to take Swiss privacy laws into account.

The Internal Revenue Service filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Thursday to force UBS to turn over the identities of U.S. customers holding Swiss accounts. The U.S. Department of Justice, which is representing the IRS, estimated up to 52,000...
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