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How these independent claims adjusters lost their jobs

August 30, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Some employees of Canadian independent adjusting firms have been shown the door due to bad behaviour that the #MeToo movement is bringing to the forefront, company CEOs said at the recent Canadian Claims Summit. In terms of harassment in the

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15,000 still without power following heavy rain storm

August 30, 2018 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – About 15,000 Hydro Quebec customers were still without electricity this morning after heavy rain and strong winds caused damage to power lines Wednesday. The utility says its crews worked through the night to restore power to 90 per

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The trade-off to using artificial intelligence to speed up claims

August 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Canadian insurers wanting to handle claims like Lemonade are going to have to accept some trade-offs, a Claims Summit speaker said Tuesday. New York City-based Lemonade Insurance Company uses artificial intelligence and says it can handle some claims in three

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Liability risk for private pot retailers

August 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Your retail client could be at risk of a lawsuit if it starts selling cannabis, but the exposure may not be the same as the liability risk of a bar serving alcohol, an insurance defence lawyer suggests. Whether a retailer

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B.C. wildfire season now second worst in province’s history

August 27, 2018 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – A year after the single worst season for wildfires in British Columbia’s history, government statistics indicate the 2018 wildfire season has already reached the second-worst mark, burning more than 9,450 square kilometres of land so far. That should

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Toronto’s density, old sewer system lead to flooding, observers say

August 22, 2018 Gabriele Roy - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Steady rain and thunderstorm warnings in Toronto on Tuesday had residents bracing for waterlogged streets and transit delays for the third time in as many weeks, with the city saying it was prepared to respond quickly to urgent

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Humans required to train AI to assess images for damage losses

August 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Claims adjusters could soon have part of their work replaced by software that looks at photos and decides whether property is damaged, but there is still a need for humans in the process, one researcher predicts. When properties are damaged

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How legal defence costs can be ‘gobsmacking large,’ even when you win the case

August 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A recent decision by an Ontario judge shows how much a corporate client might have pay to defend itself from a lawsuit – even one that gets thrown out of court. Three beer manufacturers, Molson, Labatt and Sleeman, spent a

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Beleaguered industry faces prospect of more flood damage in Ontario

August 21, 2018 by David Gambrill

Most of Ontario is under a severe weather warning Tuesday, once again threatening flood damage in a province where insurers have already paid approximately $800 million for natural catastrophe damages. This cumulative total for the year in Ontario does not

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People injured in Mississauga, Ont., restaurant bombing file suit against owners

August 21, 2018 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Lawyers have filed a lawsuit on behalf of six of the 15 people injured in a bombing at a restaurant west of Toronto, alleging the business failed to take precautions to prevent the incident. Each plaintiff is suing

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Few B.C. wildfire claims thus far, although situation remains fluid

August 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

Although property damage as a result of the wildfires in British Columbia has been “light” so far this year, the industry must remain vigilant as this could change quickly, said Glenn McGillivray, managing director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss

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New InsurTech Software Suite Helps Clients Manage Independent Contractors Seamlessly

August 20, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, ON, August 20, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford Compliance Inc., a subsidiary of Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. today announces the launch of a new contractor management solution. In line with Crawford’s mission to restore and enhance lives business and