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A Year of Firsts

January 31, 2011 J. Gregory Clooney and Sheree L. Conlon

2009-2010 marked a series of “firsts” in Atlantic Canada, particularly in Nova Scotia, as several legal issues were addressed before the court for the first time.

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10 Coverage Decisions from 2010 That You Ought To Know About

January 31, 2011 Christopher Dunn

It was a relatively busy year in Canadian courts for insurers. While all was relatively quiet on the Supreme Court of Canada front, with the exception of release of the much-anticipated decision in Progressive Homes v. Lombard, the Ontario Court

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Hughes Amys Holiday Party

January 31, 2011 by

Friends of Hughes Amys Barristers and Solicitors gathered at the Irish Embassy for the firm’s annual Holiday Party on Nov. 25. Chuck Jackson, lead singer of Downchild Blues Band, provided tunes to keep the party hopping.

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McCague Borlak’s Christmas in January

January 31, 2011 by

McCague Borlak LLP welcomed in the New Year by hosting industry guests for their annual ‘Christmas in January‘ traditional reception of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a chance to tour their newly renovated office space at 130 King

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Privacy Commissioner reaches impasse with SGI over collection of health information under province’s Insurance Act

January 31, 2011 by

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in Saskatchewan says it has reached an impasse with Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) over three ‘breach of privacy’ complaints related to the collection of personal health information under the Automobile Accident Insurance

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Change in occupation test not enough to overturn arbitrator’s order to pay IRB benefits

January 31, 2011 by

A change in the occupation test for determining Income Replacement Benefits (IRB) before and after a 104-week period of disability is not necessarily enough of a “change” of circumstances to warrant overturning an arbitrator’s order to pay IRB benefits. Ontario’s

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ICBC loses appeal in hit-and-run case

January 31, 2011 by

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has lost its bid to appeal a case in which a gas station owner was injured after a customer filled up her car with gas and attempted to drive away without paying. Parminder

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Nova Scotia has right to recover nursing home costs against insurer in an auto accident case

January 31, 2011 by

Nova Scotia’s Department of Health does have a subrogated right to claim against an insurer for nursing home costs arising from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, according to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. In Slauenwhite v. Keizer,

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Forecasting the Future

January 31, 2011 Craig Harris

Unraveling the complexity of future care costs and life care plans can be a challenging task for adjusters in today’s legal environment of high personal injury awards. Paying close attention to key factors, such as working with a qualified life care planner and understanding potentially problematic areas, can help adjusters navigate the waters of catastrophic bodily injury claims.

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Jody W. Iczkovitz is made partner at Gilbertson Davis Emerson LLP

January 28, 2011 by Canadian Underwriter

Jody W. Iczkovitz has been admitted to the partnership of Gilbertson Davis Emerson LLP, a Toronto-based insurance law firm. Iczkovitz articled with the firm in 2006-07 and joined it as an associate upon his call to the Bar in 2007.

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Canadian insurance regulators post information about foreign insurers withdrawing from Canada

January 28, 2011 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) has posted a document on its Web site outlining a number of issues that must be addressed when foreign insurers wish either to withdraw from Canada or withdraw assets vested in trust in

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Ontario health care providers to send claims forms through HCAI, not insurers, as of Feb. 1, 2011

January 27, 2011 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario health care providers will be required to submit Ontario Claims Forms 18, 23 and most 21s directly to Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI), an electronic system for transmitting insurance forms, instead of to insurers, effective Feb. 1, 2011.“To