Canada Business Corporations Act
Marginal note:Evidence of shareholder approval not decisive
242 (1) An application made or an action brought or intervened in under this Part shall not be stayed or dismissed by reason only that it is shown that an alleged breach of a right or duty owed to the corporation or its subsidiary has been or may be approved by the shareholders of such body corporate, but evidence of approval by the shareholders may be taken into account by the court in making an order under section 214, 240 or 241.
Marginal note:Court approval to discontinue
(2) An application made or an action brought or intervened in under this Part shall not be stayed, discontinued, settled or dismissed for want of prosecution or, in Quebec, failure to respect the agreement between the parties as to the conduct of the proceeding without the approval of the court given on any terms that the court thinks fit and, if the court determines that the interests of any complainant may be substantially affected by such stay, discontinuance, settlement, dismissal or failure, the court may order any party to the application or action to give notice to the complainant.
Marginal note:No security for costs
(3) A complainant is not required to give security for costs in any application made or action brought or intervened in under this Part.
Marginal note:Interim costs
(4) In an application made or an action brought or intervened in under this Part, the court may at any time order the corporation or its subsidiary to pay to the complainant interim costs, including legal fees and disbursements, but the complainant may be held accountable for such interim costs on final disposition of the application or action.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-44, s. 242
- 2001, c. 14, s. 118(F)
- 2011, c. 21, s. 69
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