COURTS: On November 23, 2005, Justice R.J. Smith of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a claim brought by two registered representatives, Derek King ("King") and William Crook ("Crook"), against their former employer, Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. ("Merrill Lynch").
COMPLIANCE: On January 12, 2006, the Investment Dealers Association ("IDA") ordered Robert Ernest Leo Hart ("Hart") to pay a fine of $1.3 million and costs in the amount of $40,797. Additionally, the hearing panel ordered that Hart be permanently prohibited from receiving IDA approval in any capacity.

type Brokers' Report - March 2006