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Substitutes and the Auto Claims Industry

August 1, 2007 by Greg Horn

How understanding and preparing for changes in the physical damage claims distribution can give you a competitive advantage.

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On the Scene (August 02, 2007)

August 1, 2007 by

PPG Canada Inc. has announced a shuffle within its automotive refinish group, with five staff members receiving new appointments. The appointments include: Lee Smith, current director of Refinish Canada, has been promoted to director of strategic growth and acquisition for…

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Changes to Vicarious Liability

August 1, 2007 by Stephen R. Moore

The Ontario government's attempt to limit leasing and rental company liability.

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FSCO changes PAF guideline for whiplash injuries

August 1, 2007 by

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is releasing a revised Pre-approved Framework (PAF) Guideline for Grade I and II Whiplash Associated Disorders and accompanying Pre-approved Framework Extension Request and Discharge Report form (OCF-24/198). The new PAF Guideline is effective…

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Identity Theft in Injury Claims

August 1, 2007 by Insurance Bureau of Canada Investigative Services

A growing trend in insurance fraud

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Demand for data loss liability coverage growing in Canada

August 1, 2007 by

The rapid increase of insider-related security breaches and of stolen computer equipment and data storage devices has unnerved the Canadian business community, creating a greater demand for data loss liability coverage products, says Aon Financial Services Group Canadian Advisory. “Under…

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British Columbia Jury Rejects Vancouver Taxi Driver’s Injury Claims

August 1, 2007 by Joseph P. Cahan

Case out of B.C. clarifies the importance of disclosing all pertinent information.

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Ontario court examines “crystal ball” of future loss of income

August 1, 2007 by

A 62-year-old orthopedic surgeon in Windsor, Ont. has been awarded $844,450 in damages–including $714,000 based on a presumed future loss of income between the ages of 65 and 70– or injuries he sustained after being thrown from his bicycle when…

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Alberta storms cause more than $42 million in insured damages

August 1, 2007 by

Storms and flash floods in Alberta on June 5 are expected to exceed $42 million in insured damages, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). “In Calgary alone, there have been 3,094 insurance claims so far as a result…

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Catastrophe Preparedness: Ready For The Worst?

August 1, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

The claims profession is not immune to the same succession issues facing the insurance and other industries.

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Court affirms distinctions between ‘other insurance’ policies

August 1, 2007 by

There is a distinction to be made between primary, excess and/or umbrella policies when “other insurance” policies are called upon to respond in situations when primary coverage has been exhausted, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled recently. In McKenzie v.…

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Claims In the Entertainment Industry

August 1, 2007 by Jeff Archbold

In the summer of 2000 Chris Lamon, a stuntman, was killed during the filming of the Steven Seagal movie Exit Wounds. He and another stuntperson were supposed to roll safely out of a van travelling upside down on a street,…