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Spoliation, Disclosing Adjuster Files and Canada the Great

September 30, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

Spoliation of Evidence

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ACEI: La Plume Du President

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C’est dans un climat d’enthousiasme et de solidarit que les membres de l’ACEI se sont runis rcemment dans l’un des joyaux du Canada, surnomm affectueusement ‘L’le’, l’occasion de la 24e Assemble et confrence gnrale annuelle de l’Association. Nous devons fliciter…

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Lawyer ordered to pay costs after client doesn’t show up to three prehearing discussions about benefits

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An Ontario arbitrator has upheld a personal cost award against a lawyer who could not get his client to attend three different scheduled pre-hearing discussions concerning an accident benefits claim. The lawyer’s client, Roman Luskin, was injured in a 2005…

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CIAA: Message From The President

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It was with enthusiasm and solidarity that CIAA members recently descended upon one of Canada’s finest gems — fondly referred to as “The Island” — for the Association’s 24th Annual General Meeting and Conference. Convention chairman Tom DeLong and his…

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Additional Insureds: Wording Revisions Are Needed

September 30, 2008 by Judith Kennedy

It is a common requirement of construction contracts, leases and manufacturer/ vendor agreements that one party be obliged to place insurance coverage on behalf of the other contracting party. When, as is frequently the case, this obligation is not complied…

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CIAA Annual Conference Photos

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More than 100 delegates, exhibitors and guests arrived at the Stanhope Bay & Beach Resort on Prince Edward Island September 11 to 14, for the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association’s (CIAA) 24th Annual General Meeting and Conference. The four-day event was…

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Claims Service Guarantee:

September 30, 2008 by Jim Haskins

Changing the Perception of Insurance

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Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA) New Executives

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The Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA) established its new executive at the annual general meeting Sept 12-15 in St. John’s, N. L. The newly inaugurated executive for 2008-2009 is: Past President: Ron Bouwmeister, AVIVA Canada, Toronto, Ont. President: Ralph…

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Severe rainfall brings flood of homeowner claims to Atlantic Provinces

September 30, 2008 by

Post-tropical storm Hanna soaked the Atlantic provinces on Sept. 7, leaving more than 100 mm of rain in some parts of the area. Counties along the Fundy Coast of New Brunswick and Newfoundland were the hardest hit, as embedded rain…

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Uncovering the Truth:

September 30, 2008 by Charles Foster

Social Networks are a Treasure Trove of Information.

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CIAA/ACEI Member Information

September 30, 2008 by

Accreditation Programs (The only designations exclusively distinguishing Canada’s Independent Adjusters) Brian Gough, Fellow of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (FCIAA) chairman, had the honour of presenting two worthy recipients with the prestigious FCIAA at this year’s annual conference. Jean-Marc Laurin,…

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Enhancing automobile insurance system in N. S.

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The duties of the Nova Scotia Insurance Review Board (IRB) will be reassigned to the Utility and Review Board (UARB) effective Oct. 1, 2008. The Nova Scotia Department of Finance says it believes assigning IRB responsibilities to the UARB will…