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IIROC guidance highlights limitations on limitation of liability clauses in retail client account agreements

“By signing below, you agree not to sue me.” Not so fast, says Canada’s primary regulator of investment dealers. On October 10, 2019, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada ... [more] Full article

Potential Plaintiffs Cannot Force IIROC to Give Up Information about Potential Defendants

In Harrington Global Opportunities Fund S.A.R.I. and Harrington Global Inc. (“Harrington”) v. Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”), Justice Perell largely foreclosed the possibility of wronged investors obtaining a Norwich Order in order to get information and documentation from IIROC prior to initiating an action. [more] Full article

IIROC and MFDA Can Now Collect Fines in Court

On May 17, 2017, Bill 127 amended the Securities Act which allows both IIROC and the MFDA to file their  disciplinary decisions with the Superior Court of Justice as enforceable ... [more] Full article

IIROC Increases mandatory arbitration award limits to $500,000

On January 14, 2010, the Investment Industry Regulatory Association of Canada (“IIROC”), the self regulatory organization (SRO) that regulates all investment dealers in Canada, enacted what is almost certain to be a major expansion of its 15-year-old mandatory arbitration program. In particular, IIROC has increased from $100,000 to $500,000 the upper limit on client claims that are required to be resolved through binding arbitration if the client requests it. [more] Full article