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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 912 from 2006-04-27 to 2024-02-20:


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 Part in the name and on behalf of an insurance holding company or any of its subsidiaries, or to intervene in an action under this Part to which the insurance holding company or a subsidiary of the insurance holding company is a party, for the purpose of prosecuting, defending or discontinuing the action on behalf of the insurance holding 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, not less than 14 days before bringing the application or as otherwise ordered by the court, given notice to the directors of the insurance holding company or the insurance holding company’s subsidiary of the complainant’s intention to apply to the court under subsection (1) if the directors of the insurance holding company or the insurance holding company’s 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 insurance holding 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.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 357

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