Directors" personal liabilities

Cover of: Directors

Published by Institute of Directors in London .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Previous ed., 1984.

Book details

Statementprepared by E.A.S. Hutchinson.
SeriesGuide to boardroom practice -- no.6, Guide to boardroom practice -- no.6.
ContributionsHutchinson, E. A. S., Institute of Directors.
The Physical Object
Pagination196p. ;
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21111439M
ISBN 10090093932X

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Potential personal liability of corporate directors and officers has increased substantially since when the original edition of this book was published by the late Mortimer Feuer.1 This increased exposure has been due in large measure to expansive applications of the federal securities acts to directors and officers2 and to the.

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Directors of corporations may face personal liability if they fail to fulfill certain duties. Liabilities may be imposed under provincial and/or federal legislation, including: the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA), Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (OBCA), employment and environmental legislation.

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Since calculated risk taking and risk exposure form an integral part of any business, the Act includes a number of provisions to ensure that directors are allowed to act reasonably without constant fear of personal exposure to liability claims.In general the liability of directors and officers of corporations is not subject to the corporate veil, where the liability of shareholders is limited to their investment.

Indeed, directors and officers typically are considered to have a fiduciar.Breach of these duties and requirements can result in a director being disqualified from acting as a director and in many cases can lead to the director incurring personal liability (see Personal liabilities of directors).

Insurance can be obtained to cover some cases of personal liability.

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