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1st Cir. Limits Ability to Use Bank Secrecy Act to Shield Sensitive Documents

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently denied a bank’s request pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act to shield certain business records from being produced and used in a putative class action, holding that none of the subject documents constitute a draft SAR, or reflect the decision-making process as to whether a SAR should be filed, the process of preparing a SAR, or an attempt to explain the content of a SAR post-filing. A copy of the opinion is available at: Link to Opinion. The lead plaintiffs sued the bank, alleging that a customer used his accounts…