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SEC’s In-House Judges Back in Business After Shutdown

Jan. 31, 2019, 3:21 PM

The SEC’s in-house judges are back in action after the commission stayed all pending cases during the 35-day government shutdown, the agency said Jan. 30.

The Securities and Exchange Commission stayed all proceedings before its administrative law judges Jan. 16 due to the lapse in appropriations. But now that appropriations have been restored, administrative proceedings are back on, the regulator said.

Parties have two weeks to file motions requesting extensions for any filings or hearings scheduled between Dec. 27—when the SEC ran out of money—and Jan. 30, the order said. Any “reasonable” extension request “should be granted,” the ...

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