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On the Scene (October 01, 2007)

September 30, 2007 by

Fred Plant assumed the role of president of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association during the President’s Dinner at the association’s annual general meeting and conference in Winnipeg, Man. Miles Barber, immediate past-president, passed the presidential hat, noting Plant would bring…

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Creation of database to help detect vehicle theft

September 30, 2007 by

To help insurers and other organizations detect vehicle theft, CGI Group, Locator Technologies LLC and National Vehicle Service have announced the creation of a shared database of automobile information for cars in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. The new service…

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The Privacy Balance

September 30, 2007 by Craig Harris

Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) has generated a range of reactions from claims adjusters and insurance companies, with some arguing that it's "business as usual" and others revamping how they fundamentally look at privacy. While many...

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McLarens Canada partners with Demers Zajac Vena Insurance Adjusters Inc.; acquires Vanler Insurance Adjusters Ltd.

September 30, 2007 by

McLarens Canada has partnered with Demers Zajac Vena Insurance Adjusters Inc. and acquired Vanler Insurance Adjusters Ltd. Demers Zajac Vena Insurance Adjusters Inc. was founded in Montreal in 1987 and, under the successful leadership of John Vena, president, has grown…

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McLarens Canada is Picking Up Speed

September 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

It's been an exciting ride for McLarens Canada and there's no plan to jump off the car.

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97 defendants now allegedly involved in stolen vehicle ring

September 30, 2007 by

A total of 97 defendants are now allegedly involved in the conversion of vehicles related to 49 stolen vehicle claims, after four civil actions were filed by the ICBC against 95 Lower Mainland residents recently. “ICBC has zero tolerance for…

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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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Arbitrator Awards Attendant Care

August 1, 2007 by Donna Ford

David McMichael admits to using cocaine before the accident, but claims he only used crack cocaine for the first time after a failed attempt to return to work following the crash.

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Go the Extra Mile

August 1, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

In order to secure a future in the industry, independent adjusters need to go one step further.

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Ontario Superior Court reviews law for summarily dismissing a claim

August 1, 2007 by

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice case, Oliveira v. Mullings, recently considered the standard for summarily dismissing a claim made against an auto insurer. The claim was based on a September 2003 motor vehicle collision, in which one of the…

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Analyzing Policy Coverage

August 1, 2007 by

A Series of Articles Provided by the Insurance Institute of Canada

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Ontario Superior Court reviews law for summarily dismissing a claim

August 1, 2007 by

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice case, Oliveira v. Mullings, recently considered the standard for summarily dismissing a claim made against an auto insurer. The claim was based on a September 2003 motor vehicle collision, in which one of the…