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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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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…

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Severing Bad Faith Claims From First Party Property Losses

August 1, 2007 by Havelock Madill, Q.C.

The attitude of the Canadian courts to bifurcation

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Alberta introduces Insurance Act amendments, changes limitation periods

August 1, 2007 by

The Alberta government on June 12 introduced Bill 42, which contains a number of changes to the province’s Insurance Act, including an extension of the limitation period for a policyholder to claim against an insurer from one to two years.…

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Canadian carriers lagging in service: survey

August 1, 2007 by

Canadian carriers scored the lowest in terms of quality of underwriting, policy administration and service when compared with the United States, London and Bermuda carriers in Willis Group’s inaugural Carrier Evaluation Survey. In terms of claims, Canadians nudged ahead of…