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Judges disagree on whether this collision was a ‘true accident’

September 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A motorist who is being sued by his passenger after a single-vehicle accident wants his case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The issue at hand is whether the single-vehicle crash was a “true accident,” in which nobody can

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Vancouver’s short-term rental listings drop by half after new rules introduced

September 11, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver says the number of short-term rentals listed online has dropped by almost half since new rules came into effect requiring operators to have a business licence. There are 3,742 active Vancouver listings on sites

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The home insurance exclusion your clients probably don’t know about

September 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Knowing what their property insurance actually covers is a “big missing link” in teaching homeowners how to manage flood risk. “Most people have no idea that you can’t get seepage coverage in most cases,” Cheryl Evans, director of the home

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Did settling soil or sudden water leak cause this home damage?

September 8, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A disputed home insurance claim could go to trial because the carrier has accessed 22-year-old court records from the claimant’s divorce. In September, 2009, Douglas Cotter noticed the patio along the front of his Penticton, British Columbia home had shifted.

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Ontario already near $1 billion in insured damage in 2018

September 8, 2018 by Jason Contant

With almost three months left in the year, severe weather in Ontario alone has already caused almost $1 billion in insured damage, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reported Friday. One of the most recent events occurred Aug. 7, when a

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Top 3 measures to mitigate home flood risk

September 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Your book of business could have lower water losses if you give homeowner clients just three pieces of advice. First, homeowners should figure out whether their home actually has a backwater valve, said Cheryl Evans, director of the home flood

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B.C. cancels wildfire state of emergency, thousands still evacuated

September 7, 2018 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – The British Columbia government has cancelled the state of emergency it declared in August when hundreds of wildfires engulfed the province. The government says cooler weather and progress in containing the forest fires means the powers granted under

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MGB Claims Consultants Inc. Welcomes Casualty Leader Colleen West to the Toronto Team

September 7, 2018 by rosemary

TORONTO, ON September 7, 2018 /insPRESS/ – It is with great pleasure that MGB Claims Consultants Inc. announce Colleen West joined the firm effective August 27, 2018 in the role of Senior General Adjuster.  Colleen is a seasoned casualty adjuster well

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Summer storms in this Canadian region cost over $200 million in insured damage

September 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

Summer storms across the Prairies have caused more than $200 million in insured damage so far this year. This brings total weather-related insured damage on the Prairies to $464 million since May 2017. The numbers from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification

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Cannabis legalization raises questions on host liability

September 5, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The legalization of marijuana next month leaves some key questions for commercial clients who serve alcohol. “What if an individual comes in already smelling of marijuana and the bartender is unsure what their level of impairment is?” asked Mouna Hanna, 

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How carriers envision the future of independent claims adjusters

September 4, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Despite increased costs of outsourcing claims adjustment, an extreme wind event this past May serves as a reminder that insurers will continue to need independent claims adjusters and brokers should be prepared to field calls from claimants. The future of

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Crawford Acquires JDS Adjusters Ltd.

September 4, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, September 4, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of James, Dube, Spraggs Adjusters Ltd. (JDS Adjusters Ltd.), with locations in Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba, effective August 31, 2018. The acquisition supports Crawford’s strategic endeavour to