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Certified First Network Winning Through Performance Conference

November 30, 2007 by

The CertifiedFirst Network of PPG Canada Inc. held its annual ‘Winning Through Performance Conference’ in November in Toronto, bringing together more than 150 collision repair centre owners, managers and PPG representatives from across Canada. Insurance Industry speakers included George Avery,…

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ICBC reports increasing profits and claims costs

November 30, 2007 by

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has reported strong financial results for the first nine months of 2007, but remains cautious of increasing claims costs. Net income for the first nine months of 2007 was $526 million, an increase…

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Denying A Claim

November 30, 2007 by

After a fair and thorough analysis of a claim, the loss adjuster may have to deliver bad news to the insured. In this article, we will discuss some important factors to keep in mind when denying a claim to the…

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MESSAGE From the President (December 01, 2007)

November 30, 2007 by

The 41st annual education seminar, best known as the Joint Seminar, co-sponsored by The Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association and the Ontario Region of The Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association, is set to go at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on…

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Transitions in Collision Repair

November 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

Don't forget the people

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RIMS Canada Conference 2007 – Sunday

November 30, 2007 by

Conference attendees caught a taste of some hearty and warm Maritime hospitality at Sunday evening’s ‘East Coast Clipper Welcome’ sponsored by Allianz Global Risks and Integro Insurance Brokers. •

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97 defendants now allegedly involved in stolen vehicle ring

September 30, 2007 by

A total of 97 defendants are now allegedly involved in the conversion of vehicles related to 49 stolen vehicle claims, after four civil actions were filed by the ICBC against 95 Lower Mainland residents recently. “ICBC has zero tolerance for…

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Possibilities, Probabilities and Chances: Assessing Future Pecuniary Losses

September 30, 2007 by Cheryl Canning

In the 1970s, Chief Justice Cowan of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court provided a succinct description of the trend in awards for future lost earnings in personal injury cases: “In this Province loss of earnings is considered part of general…

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Elie receives F5 intensity rating

September 30, 2007 by

Elie, the tornado that ripped through parts of Manitoba on June 22, has been given a rating of F5 intensity, the highest on the Fujita tornado damage scale, — the first officially documented in Canada — according to Environment Canada…

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Challenges of Health Care Levies

September 30, 2007 by Jane Voll

It’s no secret that health care related claims costs in the auto insurance system are rising. We’ve all seen rising personal injury costs on both the bodily injury and accident benefits sides of loss costs. One cost pressure that doesn’t…

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D&O policies may not cover investigative costs

September 30, 2007 by

Canadian corporations need to be cognizant of the type of investigation costs covered in their Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) liability policies, a report from Aon’s Canadian Financial Services Group warns. Companies need to consider whether, and to what extent, it…

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Revolutionary New Rules Proposed for the B.C. Supreme Court

September 30, 2007 by Paul Mcdonnell and Wei Kiat Sun

In July 2007, the British Columbia Justice Review Task Force (JRTF) released a concept draft for new rules that could govern civil procedure in the British Columbia Supreme Court. This initiative, which began in March 2002, is part of an…