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Accident Investigations for Automobile Physical Damage Claims

May 31, 2008 by

Investigations conducted by loss adjusters into physical damage claims for automobile accidents must yield enough information to assess the claim. The scope of an investigation depends on the seriousness of the claim and whether a direct compensation scheme operates in…

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Correction (June 01, 2008)

May 31, 2008 by

The chart which appeared in the April/May 2008 article Injury Biomechanics, Addressing Issues of Injury Causation, by Gunter Siegmund, president, and Ismail El Maach, senior engineer, at MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists contained an error. The chart should have read…

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RIMS Canada Night Reception

May 31, 2008 by

Canadian industry representatives at the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition gathered for the RIMS Canada Night Reception, hosted by the RIMS Canada Council on Apr. 29 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel &…

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On the Scene (June 01, 2008)

May 31, 2008 by

Terrie-Lynne Devonish, chief counsel for Aon Canada, was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. The program, managed by The Caldwell Partners, recognizes Canada’s best and brightest through the prestigious national award. The program honours 40 Canadians in…

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Amendments to Act does not apply to adjusters

May 31, 2008 by

Amendments to the Law Society Act in Ontario in 2007 meant that those who provide legal services would be subject to licensing under the Act. “For the purposes of this Act, a person provides legal services if the person engages…

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Damaged Reputation

May 31, 2008 by Vanessa Mariga

Empathy is key to the quick recovery of reputation damage

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CIAA Provincial Seminar

May 31, 2008 by

The CIAA provincial seminar was held May 15, 2008 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Markham, Ont. Delegates were able to attend three educational seminars on adjusting claims in HCAI; the Ontario Automobile Threshold including a current case review and how…

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Aviva launches campaign to engage customers

May 31, 2008 by

Aviva Canada has launched an ambitious campaign that is sure to spark conversations and offer a different way of looking at insurance. It is a bold growth strategy for the company and its broker partners, but also an overdue step…

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Aon has introduced its Global Rapid Response program to Canada.

May 31, 2008 by

Global Rapid Response provides post-loss mitigation and recovery consulting, helping on the ground at the loss location. The program is designed to help minimize the financial impact of a catastrophic property-damaging event, document the loss, and create a claim foundation…

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GK KOVA Cup

May 31, 2008 by

The sixth annual GK KOVA Cup drew employees from Aviva Canada and Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering together on Apr. 16 at Moss Park Arena. Team Blue/Our Faults defeated team White/No Faults by a score of 14-9. A post-game reception was…

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Supreme Court of Canada rejects award in fly-in-bottle case

May 31, 2008 by

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the Ontario Court of Appeal’s rejection of a $341,000 damage award to Waddah (Martin) Mustapha, who suffered a major depressive disorder, phobia and anxiety after finding dead flies in his unopened bottle of…

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Canadian’s Drop Anchor in San Diego

May 31, 2008 by

All hands were on deck as Canadian delegates docked in San Diego for the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Apr. 26 -May 1, 2008. It was full and by as conference delegates navigated…