21.20.740  <<  21.20.745 >>   21.20.750

ReportsViolations of reporting requirementsPenaltiesContribution.

(1) It is unlawful for any person, including the officers and directors of any issuer, to fail to file a report required by RCW 21.20.740 or to file any such report which contains an untrue statement of a material fact or an omission to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading unless such person did not know, and in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known, of the failure, untruth or omission. In addition to any other penalties or remedies provided by chapter 21.20 RCW, each officer and director of an issuer which violates this subsection shall be personally liable for damages as provided in subsection (2) of this section if such officer or director:
(a) Had actual notice of the issuer's duty to file reports;
(b) Knew, or in the exercise of reasonable care could have known of the violation; and
(c) Could have prevented the violation.
(2) Any issuer and other person who violate subsection (1) of this section shall be liable jointly and severally for the damages occasioned by such violation, together with reasonable attorney fees and costs to any person who, during the continuation of the violation and without actual notice of the violation, purchases or sells any securities of the issuer within six months following the date the violation commenced.
(3) No suit or action may be commenced under subsection (2) of this section more than one year after the purchase or sale.
(4) Any person held liable under this section shall be entitled to contribution from those jointly and severally liable with that person.

NOTES:

Effective dateConstruction1973 1st ex.s. c 171: See RCW 21.20.805.
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