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The Defence Costs Allocation Dispute

June 1, 2007 by Donald J. Mcgarvey and Alexis N. Moulton

Finding principled solutions and retaining the insured's future premiums

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On the Scene (June 02, 2007)

June 1, 2007 by

The Co-Operators have donated a Bullard T4 thermal imaging camera to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, with a contribution from Staying Alive Inc.The imaging device is used to identify sources of heat in burning buildings. The hottest objects are tagged…

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Law Society to regulate SABS representatives

June 1, 2007 by

The Law Society of Upper Canada is now responsible in law for regulating independent paralegals, including Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) representatives. FSCO has been consulting with the law society on how the transition to paralegal regulation by the law…

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Refinish Regulations Go Green

June 1, 2007 by Lee Smith

Environment Canada's proposed regulations for mandatory limits on VOC (volatile organic compounds) content in automotive paint refinishing will mean changes for the auto repair and insurance industries. Training and education can ensure an orderly transition so quality is guaranteed, customers...

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Expert Witnesses – Hired Guns or Truth Seekers

June 1, 2007 by Ron Koerth

An expert should not care which side hires them, because the truth is still the truth.

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NOAA predicting above-average 2007 hurricane season

June 1, 2007 by

There is a 75% chance the 2007 hurricane season will be above normal, according to the NOAA [National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration]. An average season is one in which there are 11 storms, six of which become hurricanes and two…

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CIAA’s Ontario Region Educational Seminar

June 1, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

On May 10, four lawyers from McCague Peacock Borlack McInnis & Lloyd LLP spoke at the Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association's Ontario Region educational seminar about changes to the Commercial General Liability policy, ambiguous wording in policies, changes to the Ontario...

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Reduce the Pain of Catastrophic Injury Claims

June 1, 2007 by Ralph Fenik and Phil R. Thorpe

If insurers, reinsurers and risk managers could have one wish granted, it might well be for a potion to control the cost of catastrophic injury claims. In spite of the implementation of caps on awards for whiplash-type cases in many…

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B.C. Supreme Court awards $4.2 million for future loss of income

June 1, 2007 by

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently awarded a widow $6.4 million, $4.2 million of which was for the potential loss of support due to her husband’s death in a 2002 car accident. In July, 2002 Barry Carter was driving…

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Know Your Contract Law ABCs

June 1, 2007 by

A Series of Articles Provided by the Insurance Institute of Canada

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Potentially largest auto theft ring in Canada uncovered

June 1, 2007 by

Laval, Qubec police have broken up an alleged auto theft ring that may prove to be the biggest ever uncovered in Canada. Police estimate there are more than 700 fully assembled vehicles, plus 200 with parts removed on the 1,000-square…

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Seeking a Connection

June 1, 2007 by Craig Harris

Technology trends in claims management revolve around some key themes, including a move to bridge or convert from legacy systems, enhanced performance measurement, improved client access to files, claims "portals" and the increased functionality of wireless adjusting solutions. What was...