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"You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra

"We do not distain to borrow wit or wisdom from any man who is capable of lending us either." Henry Fielding, Tom Jones

"In our complex society the accountant's certificate and the lawyer's opinion can be instruments for inflicting pecuniary loss more potent than the chisel or the crowbar." United States v. Benjamin, 328 F.2d 854, 862 (2d Cir. 1964)

Protective Order Issued

Thomas C. Bridge, Exchange Act Rel. 58329 (August 7, 2008)

As is routine practice, the Commission issued a protective order for tax returns Mr. Bridge filed in connection with his pending appeal of an ALJ's initial decision.  Respondents usually provide financial information on appeal when they seek to support a claim they are unable to pay disgorgement or penalties ordered by the ALJ.  The ALJ's initial decision where she ordered Bridge to pay a $250,000 penalty is available here.