CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Apr 3, 2013) - Stetson Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SSN) reports that, as Stetson expected, Thomas Weisel Partners Canada Inc. has filed a notice with the Court of Appeal for Ontario to appeal the decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List), which found that Thomas Weisel Partners breached their bought deal engagement letter with Stetson dated July 13, 2008. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) ordered Weisel to pay damages of $16,042,669 plus interest and costs incurred by Stetson in connection with the litigation to compensate Stetson for the damages caused by the 2008 failed bought deal financing. Stetson intends to aggressively defend the appeal by Weisel and pursue its case. Further updates relating to the appeal will be provided by Stetson in due course.
As a result of a 2010 merger transaction, Thomas Weisel Partners Canada Inc. has become a subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., which is a full service brokerage and investment banking firm based in St. Louis, Missouri.
Stetson has posted a copy of the notice of appeal under its profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Stetson is a junior oil and gas company with exploration assets in North Dakota, USA.
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