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Hanis V. Teevan

January 31, 2009 by MICHAEL TEITELBAUM

The Ontario Court of Appeal Addresses the Apportionment of Defence Costs

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Plans to appeal Nova Scotia cap decision announced

January 31, 2009 by

One day after the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia upheld the province’s $2,500 cap for minor auto injuries, the Nova Scotia Coalition Against No-Fault Insurance held a press conference announcing it intends to appeal the decision. The coalition is an…

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HCAI roll-out anticipated for 2010

January 31, 2009 by

Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI), an electronic claims system funded by insurers to the tune of $20 million, is expected to be rolled out in 2010, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has announced. HCAI was designed to be…

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Depression, psychoses based on physical brain injury not “too remote for recovery”: Ontario Superior Court

January 31, 2009 by

Psychoses caused by right-hemisphere brain damage arising from a car collision are not “too remote to allow for recovery,” the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has found, distinguishing the case from the facts found in the Supreme Court of Canada’s…

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Escalating Damages in Serious Brain Injury Cases

January 31, 2009 by IAN A. MAIR

Three recent, well-publicized court decisions produced multimillion dollar awards of damages in cases involving brain injury. The injuries were catastrophic. But the damages awarded were unprecedented. In Marcoccia v. Gill, the plaintiff, Robert Marcoccia, was a twenty-something male who injured…

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Collision Solutions Network

November 30, 2008 by

Collision Solutions Network’s (CSN) 2008 conference was held at Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ont., Sept. 18-20, focussing on the network’s desire to achieve new heights through its theme, Elevation. With over 200 in attendance, the conference included a day of golf,…

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Crossing The Impasse

November 30, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

The mediation style, the level of preparedness on the part of the parties, and the willingness to listen can all impact whether a resolution is reached and how quickly.

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Threshold Still Applies To MPs Case

November 30, 2008 by

Manitoba’s Court of Appeal has denied an application for leave to appeal a decision that denied an insured the right to claim accident benefits under section 138 of the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Act, which carries no maximum limit for…

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Cunningham Lindsey (December 01, 2008)

November 30, 2008 by

After 49 years in the industry, Brian Harris, senior vice president of corporate compliance for Cunningham Lindsey, will retire on Dec 30. At least for 31 days until his pension kicks in, he joked at his retirement party on Nov.…

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The Science Of Seatbelts And Airbags

November 30, 2008 by Jonathan Lawrence

An impact between two cars will cause their velocities to change suddenly. Occupants within the cars will continue to move at pre-impact speeds until they experience a force to accelerate them to the new speed of the car. For occupants…

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ARC Group of Canada Inc.

November 30, 2008 by

The ARC Group of Canada Inc held its third annual seminar and cocktail reception at the St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre. Gordon Kirke, counsel to Major League Baseball, in the Senator George Mitchell Investigation into Performance-Enhancing Drugs, was the…

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Mending The Gap

November 30, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

Band-Aid solutions implemented in the Ontario auto insurance system are no longer going to curb increased claims costs. A major reform is needed to reduce claims costs and avoid increased premiums for customers.