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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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Quarter Century Club (June 01, 2008)

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More than 120 industry veterans attended the 49th Annual Reception of the Quarter Century Club, held May 7 at the Hilton International in Toronto. Emcee John Cherrie welcomed members and presided over the ” roast” of Scott ‘Scooter’ Francis. Francis…

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Price tag for collision repair shops to limit VOC compounds estimated at $322 million

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Environment Canada has released new regulations for limiting concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in the use of automotive refinishing products such as paint. The proposed VOC concentration limits for automotive refinishing products are anticipated to result in a cumulative…

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Accident Investigations for Automobile Physical Damage Claims

May 31, 2008 by

Investigations conducted by loss adjusters into physical damage claims for automobile accidents must yield enough information to assess the claim. The scope of an investigation depends on the seriousness of the claim and whether a direct compensation scheme operates in…

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Correction (June 01, 2008)

May 31, 2008 by

The chart which appeared in the April/May 2008 article Injury Biomechanics, Addressing Issues of Injury Causation, by Gunter Siegmund, president, and Ismail El Maach, senior engineer, at MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists contained an error. The chart should have read…

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RIMS Canada Night Reception

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Canadian industry representatives at the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition gathered for the RIMS Canada Night Reception, hosted by the RIMS Canada Council on Apr. 29 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel &…

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On the Scene (June 01, 2008)

May 31, 2008 by

Terrie-Lynne Devonish, chief counsel for Aon Canada, was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. The program, managed by The Caldwell Partners, recognizes Canada’s best and brightest through the prestigious national award. The program honours 40 Canadians in…

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Amendments to Act does not apply to adjusters

May 31, 2008 by

Amendments to the Law Society Act in Ontario in 2007 meant that those who provide legal services would be subject to licensing under the Act. “For the purposes of this Act, a person provides legal services if the person engages…

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Damaged Reputation

May 31, 2008 by Vanessa Mariga

Empathy is key to the quick recovery of reputation damage

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CIAA Provincial Seminar

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The CIAA provincial seminar was held May 15, 2008 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Markham, Ont. Delegates were able to attend three educational seminars on adjusting claims in HCAI; the Ontario Automobile Threshold including a current case review and how…