In this blog, we look at what a director’s duties area and the consequences for a breach of duty. They can bring their own action for a court order to exempt them from liability. Supreme Court releases decision on breach of directorsâ duties Friday, September 25, 2020 The Supreme Court has issued a new decision, Madsen-Ries and Levin as Liquidators of Debut Homes Limited (in liquidation) v Cooper  NZSC 100, reviewing the law relating to breaches of directorsâ duties. The Storm case is an important reminder as to what penalties a Court can order for a breach of directors’ duties, and the factors the Court will considered in determining the amount of any fine or disqualification. Consequences of Breach of Directorsâ Duties As Malaysia has recently overhauled the laws that governs companies with the new Companies Act 2016, directors can be sued for breaching their duties.