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Ontario appeal court rules on discussions between defence lawyers and expert witnesses

The Court of Appeal for Ontario suggested this week that lawyers representing clients in lawsuits can discuss and review draft reports with expert witnesses and do not need to disclose all written communications.
Jan 30, 2015 6:18PM


Combined ratio improves 2.2 points, premiums up 3% at Chubb Insurance

The Chubb Corp. released Friday its financial results for the quarter ending Dec. 31, reporting a 3% year-over-year increase in Q4 net premiums written, a slight drop in consolidated net income, a 10.9% increase in underwriting income and a...
Jan 30, 2015 4:57PM


Ottawa, Manitoba to fund research on crop diseases affecting canola

The federal and Manitoba governments announced Thursday they will contribute more than $1.2 million "to help identify and address problems caused by canola diseases and pests" such as clubroot.
Jan 30, 2015 2:23PM


British Columbia auto insurer estimates more than 10% of claims have 'element of fraud or exaggeration'

British Columbia auto insurer estimates more than 10% of claims have "element of fraud or exaggeration" 
Jan 30, 2015 1:54PM


Scientists say 'loopy' jet stream behind weird weather

While easterners dig out after wintry blasts and blizzards, normally frigid prairie cities are into their second week of a January thaw that has seen overnight rain in Edmonton and shirt sleeves in Calgary.
Jan 30, 2015 1:24PM


Nuclear power gets more support, offshore drilling less from scientists than general public: Surveys

The percentage of the American general population opposed to building more nuclear power plants is greater than the percentage of members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, while the number of AAAS members agreeing that...
Jan 30, 2015 12:54PM


TD Insurance to let auto customers file claims, get collision repairs at one location

TD Insurance announced Wednesday that it is teaming up with its preferred vendors and will open Feb. 2 a “one-stop solution” for auto claims and collision repairs.
Jan 29, 2015 5:28PM


Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance expands into Canada

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance announced this week it is "expanding into the Canadian marketplace," where it is currently licensed to conduct business.
Jan 29, 2015 5:05PM


Insured losses following U.S. blizzard not expected to be high: AIR Worldwide

The blizzard that hit the Northeast United States earlier this week – bringing with it high winds, deep snow, coastal flooding and power outages – was far less severe than forecast, with insured losses currently not expected to be...
Jan 29, 2015 12:47PM


Changing sea levels causing 'significant water resource problems,' flood risk on U.S. northeast coast: Army Corps of Engineers

The United States Army Corps of Engineers warned Wednesday of flood risk posed by changing sea levels and the importance of land use planning and identified "high risk" areas such as the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. 
Jan 29, 2015 12:30PM


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