103. A cooperative shall assume the defence of its director or other mandatary prosecuted by a third party for any act done or omission made in the exercise of his functions, or in the execution of a mandate on behalf of the cooperative. The cooperative shall pay any damages resulting from the act or omission, unless the director or mandatary is guilty of a gross or intentional fault.
However, in a penal or criminal proceeding, the cooperative shall assume only the payment of the expenses of its director or other mandatary, if he had reasonable grounds to believe that his conduct was in conformity with the law, or the payment of the expenses of the director or other mandatary, if he has been freed or acquitted, or if the proceeding has been withdrawn or dismissed.
1982, c. 26, s. 103; 1995, c. 67, s. 67; 2003, c. 18, s. 61.