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OIAA Claims 2007 Conference and Exhibition

April 1, 2007 by

More than 150 exhibits from across Canada showcased the latest services and products for the claims industry at the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA) Claims 2007 Conference and Exhibition held Feb. 7, 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The…

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A New Skin

April 1, 2007 by Paul Aquino, Publisher

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Claims Canada magazine! In this issue, and in many more to come, we plan to provide perspective and bring insight to many of the issues facing the loss adjusting profession in Canada. And we…

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Adjusting for the Future

April 1, 2007 by Craig Harris

Maintaining the Leadership Position

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Insurers tally BC winter storm claims

April 1, 2007 by

B.C.’s stormy winter of 2007 is expected to result in more than 17,000 claims, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). In total, IBC said the province’s insurers “expect to pay more than Cdn$135 million to help British Columbians…

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El Nino weakens, suggesting more 2007 storms

April 1, 2007 by

El Nio – which moderated storm activity last year – has dissipated, thereby increasing the likelihood of 2007 being an active season, according to Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), a consortium of experts on seasonal climate forecasting led by the Benfield…

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Data loss a significant global risk, survey finds

April 1, 2007 by

One in three global businesses see loss of data as a significant threat and the key issue to address in operational risk management planning, according to the latest global risk briefing report conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and…

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Preserving Charm in a Changing Industry

April 1, 2007 by Andrea Orazi

If the exterior of a building is a reflection of what lies within, then the independent adjusting firm of Angell, Townson & Williams (AT&W) chose their home wisely. Located within a heritage post office in Aurora, Ontario, the 18-year-old company…

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On the Scene (April 02, 2007)

April 1, 2007 by

Rob Seal has been appointed to the position of president and CEO of Cunningham Lindsey Canada Limited (CLC). Seal has held many adjusting and management positions during his 20-year career with CLC, most recently as president of Canadian operations. “His…

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Slipping Into Chaos

April 1, 2007 by David Gambrill

Insurance defence lawyers indicate the law is currently in a state of flux when it comes to claims trends

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Alberta trial lawyers launch Charter challenge against province’s automobile insurance minor injury cap

April 1, 2007 by

The Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA) has officially started its Charter challenge of the Alberta government’s automobile insurance minor injury policy in the Court of Queen’s Bench (Calgary) before Mr. Justice Neil Wittmann. ACTLA President Arthur Wilson, Q.C. says…

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Keeping the Cap On

April 1, 2007 by Vanessa Mariga

New Brunswick judge releases straightforward decision for keeping auto injury claim under $2,500.

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2006 represents third-mildest catastrophe loss year since 1990

April 1, 2007 by

At US$15.9 billion, insured catastrophe damage in 2006 represented the third-mildest loss year since 1990, according to a Swiss Re sigma report [No 2/2007]. Of these insured losses worldwide, natural catastrophes accounted for US$11.8 billion of the total. Storms caused…