The Intersection of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability and Corrupt of Foreign Public Officials

The Intersection of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability and Corrupt of Foreign Public Officials Though still not a lot of action on the front lines of Canada’s CFPOA (Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, here for Act, here for explanation), there was a significant decision released by the Delaware Supreme Court yesterday...
Posted: 7/25/2014 9:07:38 AM by MSI

The Case of the Missing Laptop

An employee at a small accounting firm took home her office laptop to do some work over the weekend. But an ill-fated stop at the mall left her with a broken car window, a stolen laptop and exposed more than 120,000 people’s personal records. Her firm had been helping several large hospitals with their audits, and their patients’ pro...
Posted: 10/10/2013 10:25:37 AM by MSI

U.S. Federal Reserve subject of Hacker Breach - Cyber Attack

The on-line intrusion was publicized by activist group Anonymous.  The integrity of the Fed's systems is vital to ensure confidence in its ability to securely transmit highly confidential information, including communications about U.S. monetary policy and the banks that it supervises.  Cyber attacks have increased substantially a...
Posted: 2/12/2013 2:35:19 PM by MSI

Drake International the latest victim of hacking and extortion scheme

The Financial Post released an article outlining the latest hacking scheme for which the target was Drake International.  The hackers were seeking to extort payment in exchange for not releasing personal information of people who have used Drake's services.  These types of incidents are on the rise and companies need to prepare the...
Posted: 1/11/2013 9:46:17 AM by MSI

Employee Theft (aka Fraud, Fidelity, White Collar Crime) in Canada

Here is another good example that Canadian companies are not immune to employee theft. The Toronto Star reports, here, of Controller Timothy Rodkin, 42, sentenced to five years for defrauding his employer, a medical research firm. The reported value of the loss was $12 million, but even with that amount of loss, in a private company, a for...
Posted: 5/22/2012 10:35:05 AM by MSI

Fund Management Risk and Class Actions in Canada

This recent decision by the Court of Appeal For Ontario will (or should) have fund managers and other regulated professionals on the edge of their seats. On January 27, 2012, in Fischer v. IG Investment Management Ltd., 2012 ONCA 47, here, Justices Winkler C.J.O., Epstein J.A. and Pardu J., determined that both lower courts erred in their consid...
Posted: 2/16/2012 4:27:10 PM by MSI

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