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RMC Insurance Industry Social

May 31, 2008 by

Risk Management Counsel of Canada (RMC) recently held its annual insurance industry social event at the Steam Whistle Brewing’s historic Roundhouse in Toronto. Attendees were able to play Canadopoly, collecting stamps from different member firms across the country. WICC (the…

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Health costs, discount rates increase tort awards in catastrophic injury cases

May 31, 2008 by

In eight years, tort awards in catastrophic cases have increased from the $6 million to $7 million range to between $10 million and $15 million, Jess Bush, partner with Blaney McMurtry LLP, told delegates at the Insurance Law: Spring Update…

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Insurance Litigation and E-discovery

May 31, 2008 by Melanie Hodges

Meeting Current Discovery Obligations When Faced With Litigation.

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HKMB HUB International Hockey Challenge for Charity

May 31, 2008 by

On Apr. 21, HKMB HUB International held its third annual Hockey Challenge for Charity at the Air Canada Centre. In 2006, after insurance industry colleagues chose to pit their hockey skills against one another for fun, HKMB organized its first…

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Court upholds future cost of care award that exceeded the highest amount sought by plaintiffs

May 31, 2008 by

Future care costs may be on the rise in Ontario, given the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a jury decision to award plaintiffs an amount more than $1 million in excess of the highest amount sought. In the 2006…

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Avoiding a Legal Nightmare

March 31, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

Adjusters could avoid legal headaches by consulting a legal expert at the outset of an environmental claim. The experts will help an adjuster assess coverage, liability, quantum and to evaluate prospects of subrogation, Cristian Mongeon, vice president and executive general…

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WINMAR recently held a site tour / open house at the LM Group of Companies

March 31, 2008 by

WINMAR recently held a site tour / open house at the LM Group of Companies location in Mississauga to celebrate WINMAR Corporate announcing the sale of WINMAR Toronto to Luis Salazar, president of LM Group of Companies (LMGP), David Machado,…

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Primer on Liability Claims Investigation

March 31, 2008 by

Investigating liability claims requires many skills. Adjusters must identify and answer questions about coverage under the policy and about whether liability will be assessed against the insured. In addition to using common sense, adjusters must use their analytical skills to…

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Claims 2008 conference luncheon

March 31, 2008 by

OIAA president Alan Gallagher presented a cheque from the OIAA for Cdn$12,400 to Big Brothers/Sisters of Canada at the Claims 2008 conference luncheon. Attendees were treated to a talk from Marc Garneau, the first Canadian in space, about his experiences…

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Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA) Claims 2008 Conference and Exhibition

March 31, 2008 by

Exhibitors were ‘working the show’ and ‘showing their work’ with over 150 exhibits from across Canada showcasing the latest services and products for the claims industry at the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA) Claims 2008 Conference and Exhibition held Jan.…

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Dedicated prosecutor way to increase sentences

March 31, 2008 by

Ontario needs a dedicated insurance prosecutor, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) says. This would help to ensure that cases move faster to trial, reducing the number of arguments of delay in the Court system, according to Rick Dubin, vice…

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ICBC introduces new “write-off” program

March 31, 2008 by

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is now offering a New Vehicle Replacement Plus program, allowing a vehicle to be written off if the damage exceeds 50% of its market value. Program members suffering a write-off would receive a…