Just don’t say anything incorrect when leaving out bad news

“It’s not reassuring,” said Kenneth Scott, a professor of law and business at Stanford Law School and former general counsel of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp. “There are more losses to be realized, but the question is the extent to which they are already reflected in values that banks are recording on their books.” Scott said it is unclear whether Bank of America should have disclosed more, though “as long as you don’t say anything that’s incorrect,” it is often acceptable to wait on disclosing deterioration.

This certainly is a quotable quote, and we will add it to that section of the blog. Although Scott was speaking to the issues at Bank of America the logic stands up relative to any bank with issues.