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Final Isn’t Always Final - OSC Reverses Settlement In Rare Circumstance

September-18-2014

Lawyer Jesse-Ross Cohen
Area Corporate Finance and Securities, Litigation, Mining and Natural Resources

Summary

Settlements with regulatory bodies regarding infractions are generally final and binding on all of the parties. This allows the parties to put the regulatory infraction to rest and move forward with their lives. But what happens when a decision of today calls into question the fairness of a settlement from yesteryear? That is the question at the heart of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) decision issued in the matter of Marc McQuillen on September 15, 2014.

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