WASHINGTON— The Securities and Exchange Commission’s legal dispute over testimony it is seeking from the mayor of Birmingham and an Alabama-based broker-dealer moves a step forward tomorrow when a U.S. judge in Miami hears arguments on a motion to transfer the case to a federal court in Birmingham, a move the SEC opposes.

Miami-based Judge Paul C. Huck will hold a hearing tomorrow on the motion filed by Larry P. Langford, the Birmingham mayor, and William Blount of Blount Parrish & Co., who argue federal Judge William B. Acker in Birmingham is the best person to resolve the dispute because he has previous involvement in it.

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