Canadian D&O Securities Class Action in Favour of Corporation and Director and Officer Defendants

The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Theratechnologies inc. v. 121851 Canada inc., here, overturns The Court of Appeal For Quebec and the underlying trial Motions Judge in their decisions to authorize, under s. 225.4 of the Quebec Securities Act, CQLR c V-1.1, a securities class action against Theratechnologies and certain directors an...
Posted: 4/21/2015 9:16:52 AM by MSI

IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT IN CFPOA

The first prosecution and jail time for an individual (Nazier Karigar re air india, here) under canada’s 15 yr old corrpution of foreign public officials act (CFPOA). There have been three corporate charges or settlements since inception of the act in 1999. Griffiths Energy International Inc. in 2013, SNC-Lavalin in 20013, and Niko resourc...
Posted: 6/13/2014 9:12:35 AM by MSI

Canada Now Dominates World Bank Corruption List

The Financial Post released an article yesterday announcing that Canada now dominates the World Bank corruption list thanks to SNC-Lavalin.  For a link to the full article please click here.  For more information pertaining to this article and any insurance related topic contact Greg Shields, Partner at Mitchell Sandham ...
Posted: 9/19/2013 5:00:31 PM by MSI

The Protective Shield In A High Stakes Game

The Protective Shield In A High Stakes Game Article by John Chapman and Adam Stephens   A reading of certain recent cases may strike terror in the hearts of directors and officers. In Onex Corp. v. American Home Assurance Co. [2013] 114 O.R. (3d) 161, the personal defendants incurred defence costs of $35 million en route to a $9.25 milli...
Posted: 8/16/2013 3:53:48 PM by MSI

Demand for Cyber Liability Insurance Increases

The increased threat and vulnerability that companies face with regards to online attacks is growing. Businesses are looking at ways to mitigate this exposure through added security measures, dedicated IT partners, enhanced fire wall protection, added passwords, encryption and cyber liability insurance. We are starting to see a rise in the inte...
Posted: 8/1/2013 9:07:13 AM by MSI

Does the Location of Directors Matter?

The geographic distance of Directors is discussed in this article published by The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.  Click here to access the article. Posted by R. Christopher Small, Co-editor, HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, on Tuesday July 30, 2013 at 9:10 am. For m...
Posted: 7/31/2013 4:05:15 PM by MSI

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