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Lump Sums and Double Dipping

July 31, 2008 by Jennifer M. Malchuk

Is lump sum settlement of long term disability benefits and double dipping under Ontario SABS now acceptable behaviour?

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Intentional Damage

July 31, 2008 by Peter Gibson

The NWT Court of Appeal provides a clear and restrictive test for determining liability when damages are intentionally caused by a third party.

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ORIMS Annual General Meeting

July 31, 2008 by

The Ontario Risk and Insurance Management Society (ORIMS) held its annual general meeting and dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto on June 4. During the evening, 17 CRM graduates were recognized, though there were over 180 graduates in 2007.…

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B. C. Court of Appeal finds insurer negligent in duty of care

July 31, 2008 by

B. C.’s Court of Appeal has ruled that ICBC owes a duty of care to advise the legal guardian of a claimant of the claimant’s entitlement to accident benefits and of any limitation on his entitlement. In McIlvenna (litigation guardian…

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Think Globally

July 31, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

The future of the Canadian market can be gleaned by looking to the international collision repair industry.

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Cause and Effect

July 31, 2008 by

If the loss ratio is one of the leading measures of success in the p&c industry, why isn't your underwriting department talking to claims?

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Evening of Jazz

July 31, 2008 by

Guests were treated to music, wine and conversation at the annual Evening of Jazz at La Maquette Restaurant in Toronto on June 5. The evening featured a performance by Juno nominated jazz vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow. The annual event was hosted…

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Quebec storms cost more than $56 million

July 31, 2008 by

Insurers expect to pay more than $56 million to customers after storms swept through parts of Quebec on June 10, according to a survey by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. To date, more than 6,000 claims for damages to residence…

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Economy Class Misery

July 31, 2008 by Stuart J. Blake

Most everyone can relate to the uncomfortable and confined conditions often associated with airline travel.

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Ontario General Insurance Hockey Tournament (August 01, 2008)

July 31, 2008 by

Earlier this spring, insurance industry hockey teams, sponsors and organizers came to Fort Erie and Welland, Ont. to participate in the Ontario General Insurance Hockey Tournament. The annual tournament celebrated its 27th year and raised an impressive and unexpected $30,000…

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Court of Appeal denies stay in Alberta minor injury cap case

July 31, 2008 by

The Court of Appeal in Alberta has denied an application by State Farm Insurance Company for a stay of the judgement that eliminated the $4,000 cap on non-pecuniary damages for minor injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident. In Morrowv.…

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Dangers of Disturbed Asbestos

July 31, 2008 by Bruce Stewart

Restoration in older buildings often involves disturbing asbestos-containing finishes, which, if not handled properly, can pose serious health concerns.