Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Washington DC 20429
Office of the Executive Secretary
August 16, 1996
Mr. John Sweeney &
Mrs. Rhetta Sweeney
24 Meyer Lane
Hamilton, Maine 01982
FDIC Log #95-F-1324
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Sweeney:
This is in response to your December 15, 1995, letter requesting, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, copies of all Legal Services Agreements between the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the law firm of Hanify & King located at One Federal Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

Please be advised that despite an exhaustive search by FDIC's Legal Division, no records relating to a Legal Services Agreement with Hanify & King could be located. For your reference, a representative from our Legal Division contacted one of the partners at Hanify & King and was advised that the firm never had a formal Legal Services Agreement with the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) . The firm had been retained by the bank when the foreclosure was filed in state court. However, when the matter went to federal court another firm was retained by the RTC. The Hanify & King firm did some minor work on motions connected with removal to federal court, but there was no Legal Services Agreement evidencing that arrangement.

Should you choose to view the above response as a denial of your request, you have the right to appeal this response to the FDIC's General Counsel within 30 business days following receipt of this letter. Should you decide to appeal, please submit your appeal in writing to the Office of the Executive Secretary. Please refer to the FDIC log number and include any additional information that you would like the General Counsel to consider.


Dianne M. Salva
Senior Attorney