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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…

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Cunningham Lindsey Group signs agreement with private equity firm

November 30, 2007 by

Cunningham Lindsey Group has signed a definitive agreement regarding substantial investment from Stone Point Capital, a private equity firm, and the buy-out of Cunningham Lindsey Group’s minority shareholders. Under the agreement, Stone Point will acquire a 51 per cent interest…

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Damages For Guardian Costs In Brain Injury Claims

November 30, 2007 by Ian A. Mair

In a serious brain injury case, damages for loss of income and future care are measured in millions of dollars. At the end of the case, a successful plaintiff will be left with a significant estate, and a continuing need…

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Spike’s Revenge

November 30, 2007 by William Blakeney

A brief history of use or operation of a motor vehicle

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RIMS Canada Conference 2007 – Casino Night

November 30, 2007 by

In the spirit of true Maritime hospitality, Saturday night’s dinners let right into the draw of the GCAN ‘Casino Night’ held at Keith’s Brewery. Sunday morning brought the much needed Aon ‘Beacons Brunch’ with the evening hitting a sweet note…