The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the attorney general's office from releasing certain financial information related to the investigation of a mortgage company, in a case that balanced federal privacy laws with the state Public Records Act.
A lawyer who handles predatory lending cases filed a Public Records Act request for documents related to the investigation into the lending practices of Ameriquest Mortgage Co. Attorney General Rob McKenna was prepared to release certain information — including customer names, addresses, phone numbers and interest rates — that Ameriquest provided during the investigation.
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