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ODESSA, Texas — Another credit union that tried to convert to a mutual bank charter and then withdrew its application appears poised to sue members who opposed that move and helped organize other members to oppose it.

The $115 million First Basin Credit Union has obtained a court order allowing it to depose three members who opposed the conversion and helped organize the members’ group Save First Basin on the grounds that they may have slandered the credit union’s leadership in their opposition. First Basin first suspended its charter change application in February before the end of the voting period and then withdrew it. It did so because it alleged that members were being lied to about the conversion attempt.

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