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Workplace harassment policies should include non-employees, risk manager says

February 14, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Managing liability risk includes making workplaces free from harassment for not only employees, but also for non-employees, advises Darius Delon, an independent risk consultant based in Calgary. Lawsuits arising from harassment are one major emerging area of risk, said Delon,

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The Latest Opportunity in Cyber Coverage

February 12, 2018 Eduard Goodman, Global Privacy Officer, CyberScout

Canadian businesses will soon be required to report all data breaches. Here’s how you can meet their need for cyber coverage.

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Look for ICBC to ‘behave more like a private sector company’: IBC

February 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

With its cap on minor injury awards announced Tuesday, British Columbia’s government monopoly auto insurer is moving towards a model used by other provinces that have private auto insurance systems, Insurance Bureau of Canada says. Awards for pain and suffering

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Total Textile Solutions appoints Stephen Lowe as National Sales Manager

February 9, 2018 Total Textile Solutions

Burlington, ON, Feb. 9, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Total Textile Solutions is pleased to announce that it has appointed Stephen Lowe of Burlington, Ont. as its new National Sales Manager. Mr. Lowe has more than 20 years of experience in sales, success

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When drone damage could trigger a home insurance claim

February 8, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

When consumers fly unmanned aerial vehicles as a hobby, will their home insurance policies cover them for any lawsuits arising from property damage or personal injury caused by the drones? For the most part, aircraft is excluded in the wording

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This province recorded its lowest number of traffic deaths in almost 70 years

February 8, 2018 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Preliminary figures show that in 2017 Saskatchewan recorded its lowest traffic fatality numbers since the 1950s. Saskatchewan Government Insurance says in a release that there were 102 deaths last year compared with 125 in 2016. SGI says the

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Will current auto liability regime apply to driverless cars?

February 7, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance and traffic laws probably need to change when motorists start sharing the road with driverless cars, a speaker told claims specialists Tuesday. There are now vehicles on the roads with limited self-driving capabilities (as opposed to having no steering

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How lawsuits arising from stolen vehicles could affect drone claims

February 7, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Liability risk for operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (commonly known as drones) will be affected by past court rulings concerning parked vehicles, a lawyer suggested Tuesday during a claims conference. And based on precedents set in the vehicle cases, it

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Contractor immune from liability in botched demolition of burning building

February 7, 2018 by David Gambrill

A trucking and excavation company in Nova Scotia is immune from tort liability because it was acting under orders from the local fire department in a botched attempt to demolish a burning building, a Nova Scotia court has ruled. The

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How to start a kitchen flood claim with the wave of a paw

February 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Fancy kitchen faucets that start and stop with a wave of the hand–or a feline paw–have contributed to some curious flood claims. In his presentation about appliance fires and flood claims, Mazen Habash, president of forensic engineering firm Origin and

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A personal support worker seeking work? You’re an attendant care provider, arbitrator rules

February 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

A catastrophically impaired driver can claim expenses incurred for attendant care services provided by his mother, a personal support worker [PSW] who was not employed when she cared for her son at the time of his accident, an Ontario arbitrator

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B.C. to introduce auto insurance pay out limits next year

February 6, 2018 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – The British Columbia government will implement a $5,500 cap on pain and suffering for pay-outs to vehicle accident victims in a move to save $1 billion a year for the province’s public auto insurer. Attorney General David Eby