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By Gehlen Dabbs
When a company's decisions are unfair or prejudicial to certain shareholders, those shareholders may be able to get relief by using the "oppression" remedies available under the British Columbia Business Corporations Act.
By Gehlen Dabbs
When the claims against an insolvent company include environmental remediation orders, a clear question of public priorities arises.
By Gehlen Dabbs
In a previous post, we discussed areas of exposure and avenues for recourse for directors of insolvent companies. In this post, we look at how directors' legally prescribed duties may shift during insolvency.
By Gehlen Dabbs
When a debtor is insolvent, recovery by a creditor will generally depend on the creditor's ranking.
By Gehlen Dabbs
The fruits of a business owner's lifetime of hard work can vanish almost instantly with the insolvency of a company.
By Gehlen Dabbs
Most companies start out as closely-held entities, with a few principals holding all the shares and the key executive positions.
By Gehlen Dabbs
In a bankruptcy, the bankruptcy trustee is in charge of collecting on any claims held by the bankrupt, and is also given additional powers under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA)...
By Gehlen Dabbs
Subject to the provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA), one or more unsecured creditors of a debtor may apply to the court for a bankruptcy order in respect of the debtor.
By Gehlen Dabbs
When a company faces insolvency or bankruptcy, the directors (and sometimes officers) of the company can face personal liability for the company's debts.
By Gehlen Dabbs
While a failing business may be burdensome to its current owners, acquiring the entity or its assets can be very attractive to onlookers.
By Gehlen Dabbs
A deemed trust is an arrangement whereby a business acts as a third party that holds monies on behalf of another.
By Gehlen Dabbs
Among dispute resolution options involving strata properties, going to court is an available mechanism.
By Gehlen Dabbs
When strata corporations face minor conflicts, or if an owner puts forward a complaint, the parties often draw first on informal ways to resolve the problem.
By Gehlen Dabbs
Up until last year, strata corporations and owners had the option of resolving disputes through internal methods or arbitration.
By Gehlen Dabbs
Strata disputes can arise at any time. Conflicts can range anywhere from small matters about a bylaw dispute to larger matters such as owners suing their strata council...