Accountant Liability Litigation

Key Contacts

Mysak, Michael Michael D. Mysak
T: 403.298.8143
Woycheshyn Jason High Resolution Image Jason W.J. Woycheshyn
T: 416.777.4662

Blog Posts

  • Supreme Court Clarifies that Expert's Duty to the Court is a Threshold Requirement for Admissibility
    April 30, 2015

    The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision today which furthers existing law requiring experts in court proceedings to give fair, objective and non-partisan opinion evidence. A number of cases stood for the proposition that, if there was some doubt about the objectivity of the expert, that was a matter that would go to "weight", but the evidence would still be admissible. Not so, declared the Supreme Court today. In White Burgess Langille Inman v Abbott and Haliburton Co, the Supreme Court held that the expert's duty to the court creates a threshold requirement for the admissibility of the expert's evidence. [...]
  • Shareholders Have an Absolute Right to an Auditor and to Audited Financial Statements
    March 05, 2014

    Financial Hardship is Irrelevant, Says B.C. Court of Appeal By Derek J. Bell and Jason W.J. Woycheshyn In a decision released on January 29, 2014, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that companies incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act must, by operation of law, appoint an auditor, and thereafter produce annual audited financial statements. The Court has no discretion in this respect, and the particular financial circumstances of the company are irrelevant. [...]