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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 371 from 2003-01-01 to 2006-04-26:

Marginal note:Derivative action

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a complainant or the Superintendent may apply to a court for leave to bring an action under this Act in the name and on behalf of a company or any of its subsidiaries, or to intervene in an action under this Act to which the company or a subsidiary of the company is a party, for the purpose of prosecuting, defending or discontinuing the action on behalf of the company or the subsidiary.

  • Marginal note:Conditions precedent

    (2) No action may be brought and no intervention in an action may be made under subsection (1) by a complainant unless the court is satisfied that

    • (a) the complainant has given reasonable notice to the directors of the company or the subsidiary of the complainant’s intention to apply to the court under that section if the directors of the company or its subsidiary do not bring, diligently prosecute or defend or discontinue the action;

    • (b) the complainant is acting in good faith; and

    • (c) it appears to be in the interests of the company or the subsidiary that the action be brought, prosecuted, defended or discontinued.

  • Marginal note:Notice to Superintendent

    (3) A complainant under subsection (1) shall give the Superintendent notice of the application and the Superintendent may appear and be heard in person or by counsel at the hearing of the application.

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