Higgerty Law Weighs in On LCC – ASC Settlement

Higgerty Law represents that CEF depositors in their representative action against the various respondents to the ABC District CEF implosion. Today they posted the following statement to their Lutheran Church Representative Actions web page in response to the LCC ABC District - ASC Settlement. September 17, 2019 The hearing by Alberta Securities Commission (the “ASC”)... Continue Reading →

LCC CEF ASC Hearing “adjourned sine die”

This afternoon the LCC CEF entry on the ASC "status of current proceedings" page was updated with the status "adjourned sine die".  According to Wikipedia that means Adjournment sine die (from the Latin "without day") means "without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing". To adjourn an assembly sine die is to adjourn it for an indefinite period. A legislative body adjourns... Continue Reading →

The Encharis et al vs ASC Petition

  While the ASC hearing is approaching, the court date for Encharis and others v ASC in the Alberta Court of Queens Bench is also approaching. In the Encharis case the representative action respondents are petitioning the court to put the ASC hearing on hold until the representative action is concluded which could delay the ASC... Continue Reading →

CEF Representative Action Update: Aug 6, 2019

From the Higgerty Law Lutheran Church Representative Actions page: August 6, 2019 We have filed and served the materials for the hearing to apply for certification of the Lutheran-CEF Alberta Class Action. A case management meeting with the Case Management Justice has been scheduled for October 22, 2019 to address coordinating and scheduling the steps leading... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: LCC et al v ASC – Decision

LCC, EnCharis, and related applicants that are named in the pending representative action lawsuits have been trying to get the ASC to delay hearing their case against the five named respondents regarding alleged breaches of Alberta securities laws because they believe ASC's hearing could harm their ability to defend against the representative actions. First they... Continue Reading →

What the ASC Can and Cannot Do

In the article "CEF/DIL: ASC vs LCC et al" I made a reference to the ASC "throwing the book" at the respondents if they interpreted the respondents appeal to the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta as an attempted end-run of the hearing date the ASC had set back in Aug 2018 . "Carl Vehse" asked - "What can... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: ASC vs LCC et al

Last August 2018 the ASC held a meeting to determine the date for the hearing to consider the case against the various respondents. In Jan 2019 counsel for the respondents and some non-party people defending against a representative action tried to delay the case and were turned down. A little while later counsel for the respondents appealed... Continue Reading →

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