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Supreme Court to consider disclosure of cockpit voice recordings in aviation accident lawsuits

October 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments, from federal aviation accident investigators, that cockpit voice recordings should not be made available to personal injury plaintiffs who are trying to sue an airline over an accident in Halifax. On March

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Liberty Mutual Canada VP dies in plane accident

October 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Montreal-based claims executive with Liberty Mutual is one of eight people who died Sunday after an airplane crashed in Italy. Julien Brossard, who was Liberty Mutual Canada’s vice president of specialty claims, joined the insurer in 2012. A Pilatus

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Tornado blows change through Ontario bylaws

October 5, 2021 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Municipalities respond to series of tornadoes with new rules governing building construction.

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IBC investigative services to be transferred to Équité Association

September 28, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Investigative Services division is being transferred to a new organization, Équité Association, effective Oct. 1. That transfer has been approved by IBC’s board, IBC announced Monday. Équité Association integrates IBC’s investigative services division with the

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Insurance Bureau reacts to federal election results

September 22, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s new government needs to focus on climate adaptation, says the industry’s association of property and casualty insurers. “After an unprecedented year of heat and wildfires across much of Canada, climate adaptation must receive more attention in the coming months

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Will Hurricane Larry meet the cat threshold?

September 14, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Losses to Canadian clients, from Hurricane Larry, seem to be comprised mainly of wind damage to residential property on Newfoundland Avalon’s peninsula, according to reports from adjusters so far. Hurricane Larry, which originated in the North Atlantic Ocean, passed by

The roof of Mary Queen of Peace elementary school was torn off after Hurricane Larry crossed over Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula in the early morning hours, in St. John's, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
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What we know so far about Canadian Hurricane Larry claims

September 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Kent Rowe cannot remember winds as bad as they were this past weekend in the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. “We saw gusts here in St. John’s of up to 145 kilometres an hour that lasted for about five or six

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Hurricane Larry makes landfall in eastern Newfoundland

September 11, 2021 THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Hurricane Larry made landfall as a Category 1 storm in eastern Newfoundland, arriving near South East Bight around midnight local time, according to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami. The storm crashed inland on the western

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Centre of storm Larry could travel across Avalon Peninsula

September 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Large Atlantic Ocean waves will soon affect Canada’s east coast as Hurricane Larry continues to move north. UPDATE – Hurricane Larry makes landfall in eastern Newfoundland “Significant swells will begin to reach the east coast of the United States and

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Should public workers’ compensation protect clients from liability for mental stress caused by harassment?

August 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario’s workers’ compensation tribunal was wrong when it decided that a Niagara Falls hotel can’t be sued by a former worker who alleges she was forced to quit after suffering harassment, the provincial Divisional Court has ruled. As a result

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McLarens acquires MGB Claims Consultants

August 3, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Canadian adjusting firm MGB Claims Consultants Inc. has been acquired by McLarens, a Norcross, Ga.-based insurance service provider. The financial terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were not disclosed. Shawn Malik, James Giffen and Shawn Burnett – who founded MGB

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Supreme Court of Canada sides with city over release for ‘claims of any kind or nature whatsoever’

July 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

As the late singer Prince said, forever is a mighty long time. While his 1984 tune “Let’s Go Crazy” is not about tort claims, a Supreme Court of Canada decision released Friday should serve as a reminder of the significance