Defendant Name: Huron Consulting Group Inc.

Defendant Type: Public Company

Document Reference: 34-68200

Document Details

Legal Case Name In the Matter of Huron Consulting Group Inc., Gary L. Burge, CPA, and Wayne E. Lipski, CPA
Document Name Extension Order
Document Date 09-Nov-2012
Document Format Administrative Proceeding
File Number 3-14958
Allegation Type Issuer Reporting and Disclosure
Document Summary On November 9, 2012, the SEC's Division of Enforcement requested an extension of time "to submit a proposed Plan of Distribution ... under Rule 1101(a) of the Commission's Rules on Fair Fund and Disgorgement Plans." The Commission granted the request.

Disgorgement & Penalty Information

None Specified
Extension of time until March 19, 2013 to submit a proposed distribution plan is granted.

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