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Fort McMurray airport sues insurer for $34 million in wildfire losses

June 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA) is suing FM Global for more than $34 million, contending that the insurer breached its obligations under a policy in place during the Fort McMurray wildfire in May 2016. In a statement of claim

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IPG Welcomes Paul Burns as Director, Business Development

June 25, 2018 by SCM Insurance Services

TORONTO, June 25, 2018 /insPRESS/ – International Programs Group (IPG), Canada’s largest property and casualty (P&C) provider of Third Party Administration services, announced that Paul Burns will be joining their team as Director of Business Development. An experienced claims specialist,

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Crawford & Company® Announces Agreement to Sell Garden City Group® to Epiq

June 25, 2018 Crawford & Company

ATLANTA, June 18, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford & Company®, the world’s largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities, today announced that it has sold Garden City Group, LLC℠ (GCG®), its legal administrative services unit

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First General announces the change of ownership of First General London – Middlesex

June 25, 2018 First General

TORONTO, June 25, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Gerry Spina, owner of our First General London-Middlesex office for over 16 years, has decided to take a new path in life and transfer the reign to new ownership.  First General would like to

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Wildfire forces hundreds of people from remote community

June 25, 2018 The Canadian Press

SOUTHEND, Sask. – The threat of a growing wildfire has forced more than 600 people from a remote community in northeast Saskatchewan. Emergency management officials say the fire is getting larger but is still about 13 kilometres away from Southend.

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Insurer owes $234K in priority dispute when “named insured” is not the actual car owner

June 22, 2018 by David Gambrill

Ontario’s Motor Vehicle Fund has recovered $234,574 in a priority dispute arising when GAN Canada Insurance (since acquired by Aviva Traders) sent a policy termination notice in 2001 to a named insured who was not the owner of the car

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Court ruling calls independence of auto claims dispute arbitrators into question

June 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal’s first ruling on whether an auto accident claimant is catastrophically impaired has been quashed by a three-judge Divisional Court panel. The decision-making process at LAT “creates a reasonable apprehension of lack of independence” on the

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ClaimsPro prepares dedicated adjuster team for marijuana legalization

June 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

Independent adjusting company ClaimsPro announced this week that it has prepared a dedicated adjuster team for the cannabis industry, just as Canada moves to legalize marijuana in October. The team will exclusively handle first- and third-party cannabis claims, such as

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic Raises over $230,000 at Second Annual PJ Walk

June 22, 2018 by ServiceMaster of Canada Limited

HALIFAX, June 22, 2018 /insPRESS/ – ServiceMaster Restore teamed up with Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic again as the presenting sponsor for the PJ Walk for Kids. The event took place on June 10th in four locations – Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton

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Claims professionals speak out amid allegations of contractors providing insurance advice

June 21, 2018 by Jason Contant

Ontario and Quebec’s May 4 windstorm event has the Canadian claims industry talking about the proper roles of contractors and adjusters, based on unconfirmed reports that individual rogue contractors – e.g. not people associated with the larger restoration contracting firms –

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Auto injury lawsuit involving restaurant tip income could reach Canada’s highest court

June 21, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A Victoria, B.C. auto accident victim who was awarded about a quarter of what she asked for in a lawsuit is hoping to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. A central issue in the case is the verification of

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The province said to lead Canada in physical flood defences

June 21, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Half a century after the completion of the Red River Floodway, Manitoba still provides the best examples of overland flood defence work in Canada, the founder of a property loss think tank suggests. The Manitoba government estimates that the Red