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Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies a retail store employee’s “standard of care” in product liability case

November 30, 2007 by

If a danger related to the use of a product is not obvious, and a consumer seeks reassurance from a merchant concerning the safety of the product, the answer must not be misleading, the Ontario Court of Appeal has found…

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Anything is Possible

November 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

Hard work, dedication and perseverence pay off in the end for principal of Horizon Adjusters Ltd.

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Injuries did not arise from indirect use of automobiles

November 30, 2007 by

The Supreme Court of Canada has sided with insurers in two cases that threatened to expand the definition of an injury “arising directly or indirectly from the use or operation of an automobile.” Inboth CitadelGeneralAssuranceCo. v. Vytlingham and LumbermensMutual Casualty…

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South Barrie Collision Centre goes “green”

November 30, 2007 by

South Barrie Collision Centre in Barrie, Ont. held a launch reception on Nov. 8, 2007 to celebrate that the facility has ‘gone green’ and is now using environmentally compliant waterborne paint. The state-of-the-art 40,000 sq. ft. collision centre, which is…

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Insurers have no duty when driver does not hold valid licence

November 30, 2007 by

Insurers are right to deny coverage and are relieved of the duty to defend the owner and driver of a vehicle involved in a collision in cases in which the driver does not have a valid license, the Ontario Superior…

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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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Possibilities, Probabilities and Chances: Assessing Future Pecuniary Losses

September 30, 2007 by Cheryl Canning

In the 1970s, Chief Justice Cowan of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court provided a succinct description of the trend in awards for future lost earnings in personal injury cases: “In this Province loss of earnings is considered part of general…