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Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies a retail store employee’s “standard of care” in product liability case

November 30, 2007 by

If a danger related to the use of a product is not obvious, and a consumer seeks reassurance from a merchant concerning the safety of the product, the answer must not be misleading, the Ontario Court of Appeal has found…

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Anything is Possible

November 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

Hard work, dedication and perseverence pay off in the end for principal of Horizon Adjusters Ltd.

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South Barrie Collision Centre goes “green”

November 30, 2007 by

South Barrie Collision Centre in Barrie, Ont. held a launch reception on Nov. 8, 2007 to celebrate that the facility has ‘gone green’ and is now using environmentally compliant waterborne paint. The state-of-the-art 40,000 sq. ft. collision centre, which is…

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Injuries did not arise from indirect use of automobiles

November 30, 2007 by

The Supreme Court of Canada has sided with insurers in two cases that threatened to expand the definition of an injury “arising directly or indirectly from the use or operation of an automobile.” Inboth CitadelGeneralAssuranceCo. v. Vytlingham and LumbermensMutual Casualty…

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Insurers have no duty when driver does not hold valid licence

November 30, 2007 by

Insurers are right to deny coverage and are relieved of the duty to defend the owner and driver of a vehicle involved in a collision in cases in which the driver does not have a valid license, the Ontario Superior…

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CIAA Ontario Chapter president John Seyler

November 30, 2007 by LAURA KUPCIS

Only one-quarter of the way through his tenure as president of the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA), John Seyler already has a firm grasp on his goals — increasing the representation of small member firms within…

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TIC Annual Black Tie Dinner

November 30, 2007 by

With hundreds of tuxedoes in attendance, the Toronto Insurance Conference (TIC) held its 52nd Annual Black Tie Dinner in November at The Four Seasons Hotel. The gala evening’s guest speaker was Rex Murphy, host of Canada’s only national open-line radio…

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RIMS Canada Conference 2007 – Pub Night

November 30, 2007 by

The traditional Sedgwick Pub Night — courtesy of Marsh Canada Limited, held on the Monday night at The New Palace gave delegates, attendees and exhibitors a chance to let the sails out and enjoy some grog in traditional hearty Halifax…

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Where do we go from here?

November 30, 2007 by Paul M. Iacono, Q. C

Mediation and Personal Injury Cases

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CICMA Ontario Chapter president John Saragosa

November 30, 2007 by LAURA KUPCIS

Six months into his tenure as president of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA), John Saragosa and his executive team are focused on increasing membership in the organization. Saragosa joined the CICMA almost six years…

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Court discourages lawyer from adding insurer as defendant ‘just in case’

November 30, 2007 by

If a claim is brought against an insurer with no facts or evidence to support the claim, indemnity costs will be awarded against the plaintiff, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled in a case involving a frivolous or vexatious…

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CARSTAR Automotive Charity Casino Night

November 30, 2007 by

CARSTAR Automotive Canada’s recent Charity Casino Night, entitled Casino Royale, was a chance to celebrate the national collision repair chain’s successful fundraising campaign for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event brings CARSTAR’s total funds raised to date for Cystic…