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Aviva launches campaign to engage customers

May 31, 2008 by

Aviva Canada has launched an ambitious campaign that is sure to spark conversations and offer a different way of looking at insurance. It is a bold growth strategy for the company and its broker partners, but also an overdue step…

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Aon has introduced its Global Rapid Response program to Canada.

May 31, 2008 by

Global Rapid Response provides post-loss mitigation and recovery consulting, helping on the ground at the loss location. The program is designed to help minimize the financial impact of a catastrophic property-damaging event, document the loss, and create a claim foundation…

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GK KOVA Cup

May 31, 2008 by

The sixth annual GK KOVA Cup drew employees from Aviva Canada and Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering together on Apr. 16 at Moss Park Arena. Team Blue/Our Faults defeated team White/No Faults by a score of 14-9. A post-game reception was…

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Supreme Court of Canada rejects award in fly-in-bottle case

May 31, 2008 by

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the Ontario Court of Appeal’s rejection of a $341,000 damage award to Waddah (Martin) Mustapha, who suffered a major depressive disorder, phobia and anxiety after finding dead flies in his unopened bottle of…

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Canadian’s Drop Anchor in San Diego

May 31, 2008 by

All hands were on deck as Canadian delegates docked in San Diego for the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Apr. 26 -May 1, 2008. It was full and by as conference delegates navigated…

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RMC Insurance Industry Social

May 31, 2008 by

Risk Management Counsel of Canada (RMC) recently held its annual insurance industry social event at the Steam Whistle Brewing’s historic Roundhouse in Toronto. Attendees were able to play Canadopoly, collecting stamps from different member firms across the country. WICC (the…

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Health costs, discount rates increase tort awards in catastrophic injury cases

May 31, 2008 by

In eight years, tort awards in catastrophic cases have increased from the $6 million to $7 million range to between $10 million and $15 million, Jess Bush, partner with Blaney McMurtry LLP, told delegates at the Insurance Law: Spring Update…

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Insurance Litigation and E-discovery

May 31, 2008 by Melanie Hodges

Meeting Current Discovery Obligations When Faced With Litigation.

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Canadian Collision Industry Forum (April 01, 2008)

March 31, 2008 by

More than 400 participants attended the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) held in Toronto on Jan. 26. CCIF chairman Tony Canade (Assured Automotive) and CCIF administrator Mike Bryan opened the one-day session. The topics and speakers included: National Accreditation –Jay…

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PDS opens three new locations

March 31, 2008 by

Paul David Systems (PDS) is pleased to announce the opening of three new PDS locations. Terry Shannon has joined the PDS Network with the opening of PDS of Cape Breton, NS. “We are excited to offer the advantage of a…

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Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association

March 31, 2008 by

The Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA) held their Claims 2008 Conference & Professional Development Seminars on Jan. 30 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Held in conjunction with the conference, OIAA once again hosted a Claims 2008 Career Fair, bringing…

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Avoiding a Legal Nightmare

March 31, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

Adjusters could avoid legal headaches by consulting a legal expert at the outset of an environmental claim. The experts will help an adjuster assess coverage, liability, quantum and to evaluate prospects of subrogation, Cristian Mongeon, vice president and executive general…