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MESSAGE From the President (February 01, 2008)

January 31, 2008 by

Another successful seminar jointly hosted by the Ontario chapters of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers’ Association and the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association was held in Toronto Jan. 29. This year’s theme was “The Future of Claims Service” and the discussions,…

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Top 10 Insurance Coverage Decisions The Cases You Should Know About From 2007

January 31, 2008 by BY: CHRISTOPHER R. DUNN

The year 2007 will be remembered as perhaps one of the busiest in recent memory in the Canadian courts for insurers, including the release of three decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada. The various provincial trial and appeal courts…

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Fairfax and Cunningham Lindsey seal the deal with Stone Point

January 31, 2008 by

Fairfax Holdings Limited and Cunningham Lindsey Group Inc. have closed a transaction pursuant to an agreement with Trident IV, L. P., a private equity fund managed by Stone Point Capital LLC. According to the agreement, Stone Point acquired a 51…

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McCague Peacock Borlack McInnis & Lloyd Christmas In January

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The partners and staff of McCague Peacock Borlack McInnis & Lloyd, the Ontario member of the Canadian Litigation Counsel, recently hosted their 12th annual ‘Christmas In January’ party at the Design Exchange in Toronto. An industry favorite, this event attracts…

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Continuing Education: Investing in the future

January 31, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

In order to be a profession and be professional, continuing education must be part and parcel of what independent adjusters do. “You’ve got to do something relevant in order to be relevant,” Fred Plant, president of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’…

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E-Discovery for Insurance

January 31, 2008 by Antoinette Duffy & Oleh Hrycko

Litigation readiness

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Notification period doesn’t depend on insured’s co-operation

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In an insurer’s investigation of an accident benefit claim, the non-cooperation of an insured accident victim doesn’t necessarily determine whether or not an insurer had sufficient time to serve notice on other insurers to dispute benefit payment obligations. The Ontario…

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CHARTERED LOSS ADJUSTER (CLA) EXAM RULES AND REGULATIONS

January 31, 2008 by

FORMAT APPEALS There will be three examinations. The first will be a theory-based exam and will be mandatory unless a candidate has an FCIP or FIIC designation or has successfully passed the three subjects in the fellowship program dealing with…

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Trips, Traps and Jurisdiction

January 31, 2008 by Melissa Kehrer And John A. Olah

Part 2

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Lloyd’s of London Anniversary

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Lloyd’s of London celebrated 75 years in Canada with a special presentation and reception held at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in November 2007. •

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Aon predicts 2008 will be even warmer than 2007

January 31, 2008 by

The first half of 2008 will likely bring warmer weather in southern Canada and increased storm activity in the southern United States, Aon’s Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report: 2007 says. The period between January and May 2008 will mainly…

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On the scene (February 01, 2008)

January 31, 2008 by

Giffin Koerth has added two new engineers to the roster — James Wheeler and Val Chlistovsky. “Both gentlemen bring our property division strong expertise and continue to fulfill Giffin Koerth’s desire to always improve our level of service to the…