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Interim costs for plaintiff in oppression claims vs. corporations

Few may know that both the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”) and the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”) give plaintiffs the opportunity to apply to the Court for an order requiring a corporation to give that plaintiff money, in the form of “interim costs”, required to sue that same corporation where that corporation has engaged in oppressive conduct against the plaintiff. The bad news for individual plaintiffs, and good news for corporations, is that a plaintiff must satisfy a difficult test if he or she will be successful in securing interim costs.