Business, Class actions, Financial services, Quebec, Quebec Superior Court, Rulings, White-collar crimes
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More fallout from Norshield financial scandal

Nearly eight years after a high-flying hedge fund with ostensibly $1-billion in assets collapsed under the weight of a flurry of investor redemptions, the fallout from the Norshield Financial Group financial debacle continues unabated.

Quebec Superior Court recently certified a $159-million class action against the Royal Bank of Canada, less than four months after yet another financial planner was fined $225,000 by the Court of Quebec after being found guilty of 60 of the 62 charges laid against him by the provincial securities regulator in connection with the illegal distribution of products related to Norshield. So far, ten representatives have been found guilty, incurring fines totalling $628,500. Only one case remains outstanding.

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