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On the Scene (April 02, 2007)

April 1, 2007 by

Rob Seal has been appointed to the position of president and CEO of Cunningham Lindsey Canada Limited (CLC). Seal has held many adjusting and management positions during his 20-year career with CLC, most recently as president of Canadian operations. “His…

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Slipping Into Chaos

April 1, 2007 by David Gambrill

Insurance defence lawyers indicate the law is currently in a state of flux when it comes to claims trends

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Alberta trial lawyers launch Charter challenge against province’s automobile insurance minor injury cap

April 1, 2007 by

The Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA) has officially started its Charter challenge of the Alberta government’s automobile insurance minor injury policy in the Court of Queen’s Bench (Calgary) before Mr. Justice Neil Wittmann. ACTLA President Arthur Wilson, Q.C. says…

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Keeping the Cap On

April 1, 2007 by Vanessa Mariga

New Brunswick judge releases straightforward decision for keeping auto injury claim under $2,500.

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2006 represents third-mildest catastrophe loss year since 1990

April 1, 2007 by

At US$15.9 billion, insured catastrophe damage in 2006 represented the third-mildest loss year since 1990, according to a Swiss Re sigma report [No 2/2007]. Of these insured losses worldwide, natural catastrophes accounted for US$11.8 billion of the total. Storms caused…

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Focus On Accreditation

April 1, 2007 by Andrea Orazigambrill

Jay Perry, the chair of CCIF's national accreditation committee, sits down with Claims Canada to discuss the progress of national collision repair centre accreditation.

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IBC warns of auto fraud ‘swoop and squat’

April 1, 2007 by

March marked National Fraud Prevention Month, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) released information throughout the month to help educate about and prevent this type of crime.”Insurance fraud is big business,” said Rick Dubin, vice-president, investigations at the IBC.…

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Criminal Acts: Intentions and Exclusions

April 1, 2007 by Nicole N. Vaz

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled definitively that 'intent' has no bearing on criminal act exclusion clauses