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Razing the Bar

May 31, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

As insurance companies confront escalating claims costs, they are faced with either holding the line on payouts or increasing premiums. Defence lawyers warn, however, that cutting hourly fees and dispursement costs is negatively impacting claims settlement and threatening the future...

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BILL 18

May 31, 2008 by Stephen R. Moore

Limited Liability for Lessors, the Two Year Report

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Striving for Greatness

May 31, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

By focusing on its employees, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. has been able to improve its quality and customer service.

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Please Release Me, Let Me Go

May 31, 2008 by RANDAL S. CARLSON And CHRISTINA J. McKINNON

Releases and changes in law

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Minimizing Impact

May 31, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

By ensuring a few key tasks are complete, a business can avoid a number of unfavourable consequences during a large claim.

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Standardizing Programs

May 31, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

The vast number of direct repair programs creates confusion in body shops.

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B. C. Appeal Court reduces loss of earnings award from $300,000 to $75,000

March 31, 2008 by

The responsibility for ensuring safety when a skier is seated onto a chair lift is split 50/50 between the ski resort (and its chair lift attendant) and the skier, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia has ruled in Kralik…

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WICC Ontario 12th gala dinner

March 31, 2008 by

Welcomed by emcee Marilyn Horrick (WICC Dinner Chair), over 650 industry supporters attended the WICC Ontario 12th gala dinner -a ‘Mardi Gras Soiree’ -on March 25th, at The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. WICC co-chair’s Carolyn Horan and Linda…

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Correction (April 01, 2008)

March 31, 2008 by

The article Alberta’s Court of Appeal Weighs In on the “Use and Operation” of an Automobile as appeared in the Feb/March issue of Claims Canada was incorrectly attributed to Cheryl Canning of Burchell Hayman Parish in Halifax, NS. The actual…

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Outside the Policy Scope

March 31, 2008 by Vanessa Mariga

Insureds should not be able to seek coverage for punitive damages under their automobile policy, Stephen G. Ross, of Rogers Partners LLP, told delegates at the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA)’s 2008 conference. He stressed that to cover an insured…

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Dangerous Dose

March 31, 2008 by Craig Harris

Alberta Auto Cap Decision Hard to Swallow

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Message from the President (April 01, 2008)

March 31, 2008 by Fred Plant

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz. There’s lots of talk about this “cap” biz! Ever since Feb. 8, 2008 when Associate Chief Justice Neil Wittmann of Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench delivered his decision in Morrow v. Zhang [2008…