Complainants often name directors and officers of corporations in lawsuits. However, it is only legally justified in relatively narrow circumstances the most common of which include oppression and fraud. Directors and officers may also face personal liability for certain debts of a corporation including some types of tax debts and, in some circumstances, unpaid wages.
Our firm regularly acts for and against directors and officers of corporations. We have successfully held directors and officers liable in oppression and other claims including most recently before the Court of Appeal of Ontario. We have also successfully acted for directors and officers in defending personal claims and in having such claims struck out early in proceedings. For more information on this topic please see the following: