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Applications approved under Bank Merger Act.

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APPLICATIONS APPROVED UNDER BANK MERGER ACT

By Federal Reserve Banks

Recent applications have been approved by the Federal Reserve Banks as
listed below. Copies are available upon request to the Reserve Banks.

Applicant(s) Bank(s) Reserve Bank Effective Date

The Farmers & Union Planters St. Louis October 1, 2003
 Merchants Bank,
 Bank, National
 Stuttgart, Association,
 Arkansas Memphis,
 Tennessee
Fifth Third Fifth Third Cleveland October 3, 2003
 Bank, Grand Bank, Florida,
 Rapids, Naples,
 Michigan Florida
 Fifth Third
 Bank, Indiana
 Indianapolis,
 Indiana
 Fifth Third
 Bank,
 Kentucky,
 Louisville,
 Kentucky
 Fifth Third
 Bank, Northern
 Kentucky,
 Covington,
 Kentucky
Lafayette Premier Bank, Philadelphia October 3, 2003
 Ambassador Doylestown,
 Bank, Pennsylvania
 Easton,
 Pennsylvania
Regions Bank, Inter Savings Atlanta October 9, 2003
 Birmingham, Bank, FSB,
 Alabama Edina,
 Minnesota


PENDING CASES INVOLVING THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

This list of pending cases does not include suits against the Federal Reserve Banks in which the Board of Governors is not named a party.

Diehl McCarthy v. Board of Governors, No. 03-73997 (9th Cir., filed October 28, 2003). Petition for review of an order of prohibition issued by the Board on October 15, 2003.

Ulrich v. Board of Governors, No. 03-73854 (9th Cir., filed October 24, 2003). Petition for review of an order of prohibition issued by the Board on October 15, 2003.

Tavera v. Von Nothaus, et al., No. 03-763 (D. Oregon, filed June 5, 2003). Civil rights action for violation of rights in connection with the plaintiff's prosecution for passing "Liberty dollar coins" as lawful money.

Carter v. Greenspan, No. 03-CV-1026 (D.D.C., filed May 9, 2003). Employment discrimination action.

Apffel v. Board of Governors, No. 03-343 (S. D. Texas, filed May 20, 2003). Freedom of Information Act case.

Albrecht v. Board of Governors, No. 02-5325 (D.C. Cir., filed October 18, 2002). Appeal of district court order dismissing challenge to the method of funding of the retirement plan for certain Board employees.

Community Bank & Trust v. United States, No. 01-571C (Ct. Fed. Cl., filed October 3, 2001). Action challenging on constitutional grounds the failure to pay interest on reserve accounts held at Federal Reserve Banks.

Artis v. Greenspan, No. 01-CV-0400 (EGS) (D.D.C., complaint filed February 22, 2001). Employment discrimination action. On August 15, 2001, the district court consolidated the action with Artis v. Greenspan, No. 99CV-2073 (EGS) (D.D.C., filed August 3, 1999), also an employment discrimination action.

Fraternal Order of Police v. Board of Governors, No. 1:98CV03116 (WBB)(D.D.C., filed December 22, 1998). Declaratory judgment action challenging Board regulation on labor-management relations at Reserve Banks.

To Readers of the Legal Developments Section of the Bulletin

The materials currently contained in the Legal Developments section of the Federal Reserve Bulletin are also available in various publications, in press releases, and on the Board's web site. The Board's Legal Developments web site, launched in September 2002, provides a convenient way of gaining access to material that has been published in the Bulletin for many years. The site is updated as orders and actions are finalized.

* Selected rulemaking actions (proposed and final) are first issued as press releases, which are available on the Board's web site at www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/ press/bcreg/2003/. They are then published in the Federal Register (www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html). On the Board's site, they can also be found in the Legal Developments section of the Banking Information and Regulation page at www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/ legaldevelopments/rulemaking/. Interested persons may view proposals published for comment and comments received at www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ ProposedRegs.cfm. Comments on proposals may also be submitted through this web site, by electronic mail, or in writing.

* Board orders issued under the Bank Holding Company Act, the Bank Merger Act, the Federal Reserve Act, and the International Banking Act are issued as attachments to press releases, which are available from 1996 on the Board's web site at www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/ press/orders/2003/. Board orders issued under the Bank Holding Company Act can also be found at www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/legaldevelopments/ ordersbhc/. Board orders issued under the Bank Merger Act, the Federal Reserve Act, and the International Banking Act, can also be found at www.federalreserve.gov/ boarddocs/legaldevelopments/ordersother/.

* Applications approved under the Bank Holding Company Act, the Bank Merger Act, the Federal Reserve Act, and the International Banking Act are listed in the Board's weekly H.2 release "Actions of the Board, Its Staff, and the Federal Reserve Banks; Applications and Reports Received," which is available in paper copies by subscription from Publications Fulfillment and on the Board's web site at www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h2.

* Enforcement actions are issued as press releases. Actions since 1997 are available at www.federalreserve.gov/ boarddocs/press/enforcement/2003/; actions since 1989 can be located by going to "Enforcement Actions" from the Banking and Information and Regulation page at www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/enforcement/.

Paper copies of these documents are also available upon request from the Board's Freedom of Information Office. Requests may be submitted by facsimile (202-872-7565); online at www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ request.cfm; or by mail to the Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Freedom of Information Office, Washington, DC 20551.

Pending cases are listed in the Board's Annual Report in the "Litigation" chapter and on the web site at www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/legaldevelopments/ cases.htm.

Because it is available elsewhere in a more timely fashion, much of the material currently being published in the Legal Developments section of the Bulletin will no longer be included in the Bulletin when it becomes a quarterly. Only Board orders will be included.
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