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Ontario court examines “crystal ball” of future loss of income

August 1, 2007 by

A 62-year-old orthopedic surgeon in Windsor, Ont. has been awarded $844,450 in damages–including $714,000 based on a presumed future loss of income between the ages of 65 and 70– or injuries he sustained after being thrown from his bicycle when…

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Alberta storms cause more than $42 million in insured damages

August 1, 2007 by

Storms and flash floods in Alberta on June 5 are expected to exceed $42 million in insured damages, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). “In Calgary alone, there have been 3,094 insurance claims so far as a result…

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Catastrophe Preparedness: Ready For The Worst?

August 1, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

The claims profession is not immune to the same succession issues facing the insurance and other industries.

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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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Claims In the Entertainment Industry

August 1, 2007 by Jeff Archbold

In the summer of 2000 Chris Lamon, a stuntman, was killed during the filming of the Steven Seagal movie Exit Wounds. He and another stuntperson were supposed to roll safely out of a van travelling upside down on a street,…

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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…

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Underwriting income down in 2007 Q1, claims up, OSFI figures show

August 1, 2007 by

Underwriting income is down and claims costs are up, according to 2007 Q1 financial figures posted by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), which oversees federally regulated property and casualty insurers in Canada. The OSFI 2007 Q1…