Institutional and individual investors sometimes discover their investment portfolios or life savings have diminished, or vanished completely, because of unethical, negligent or fraudulent actions of those with control over their investments. Financial professionals might abuse the trust and confidence of their clients. Or a company's directors and officers might fail to exercise sound business judgment on a new corporate strategy or make false statements about the company's financial performance. The end result is often the same: Investment losses are sustained.
We can advise individual retail and institutional investors on taking legal action to recoup financial losses. Our securities and corporate governance litigation practice can provide knowledgeable, timely guidance and representation in shareholder class actions alleging securities fraud; shareholder derivative and oppression actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty or misappropriation of a corporate opportunity; actions arising from mergers, acquisitions, and other contests for control; and professional negligence litigation involving audits of financial statements.
As one of Canada's leading class action law firms, Rochon Genova recognizes that for individual retail investors in particular, a class action lawsuit can be a powerful litigation strategy against corporations or investment firms that engage in securities fraud. Oftentimes, investors simply assume there is nothing that can be done to recover their financial losses, particularly when the individual amounts are small compared to the cost of bringing individual claims. Class action litigation may be a viable option for victims of financial fraud because it provides strength in numbers.
Please contact John Archibald to discuss your claim. He is an experienced commercial litigator, with financial expertise, who can advise of the options available and recommend and initiate an appropriate course of action.
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