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Ontario court declines to apply 2007 insurance decision retroactively to 2002 case

March 31, 2008 by

The Ontario Superior Court has dismissed a motion for summary judgment by Pilot Insurance Company to end a court action against it by the province’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund (The Fund). The Fund, administered by the province’s ministry of…

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Trends That Will Change the Collision Industry

March 31, 2008 by Greg Horn

New trends in the collision industry will have an impact on the insurance industry.

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Crawford Cares WICC

March 31, 2008 by

Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. held its annual Crawford Cares WICC cocktail reception on Feb. 6 at P. J. O’Brien Irish Pub & Restaurant. At the reception, Crawford announced that the end of 2007 marked a milestone in its Crawford…

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The WICC Alberta Chapter Gold Flame Awards Lunch

March 31, 2008 by

The WICC Alberta Chapter Gold Flame Awards Lunch was held in Calgary on Jan. 23. The Palomino Room at Stampede Park again provided an amazing setting for the event. More than 300 people attended to hear an update on Dr.…

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The Honourable Order of the Blue Goose

March 31, 2008 by

The Honourable Order of the Blue Goose, Ontario Pond, held its largest ever, members-only (Ganders), initiation ceremony to welcome over 30 new members (Goslings) to the flock on Wednesday February 20th, at the trendy Bravi Ristorante on Wellington Street in…

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On the Scene (April 01, 2008)

March 31, 2008 by

Dave Lush is the new chief operating officer of CARSTAR Automotive Canada. The new position was created to ensure the company is poised for its next phase in growth and long-term sustainability, CARSTAR noted. Lush will be responsible for ensuring…

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Technical Difficulties

March 31, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

Hiccups encountered after the new Health Claims for Auto Insurance was running at full force led to a suspension of the system until a new guideline can be published.

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B. C. Appeal Court reduces loss of earnings award from $300,000 to $75,000

March 31, 2008 by

The responsibility for ensuring safety when a skier is seated onto a chair lift is split 50/50 between the ski resort (and its chair lift attendant) and the skier, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia has ruled in Kralik…

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WICC Ontario 12th gala dinner

March 31, 2008 by

Welcomed by emcee Marilyn Horrick (WICC Dinner Chair), over 650 industry supporters attended the WICC Ontario 12th gala dinner -a ‘Mardi Gras Soiree’ -on March 25th, at The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. WICC co-chair’s Carolyn Horan and Linda…

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Correction (April 01, 2008)

March 31, 2008 by

The article Alberta’s Court of Appeal Weighs In on the “Use and Operation” of an Automobile as appeared in the Feb/March issue of Claims Canada was incorrectly attributed to Cheryl Canning of Burchell Hayman Parish in Halifax, NS. The actual…

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Outside the Policy Scope

March 31, 2008 by Vanessa Mariga

Insureds should not be able to seek coverage for punitive damages under their automobile policy, Stephen G. Ross, of Rogers Partners LLP, told delegates at the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA)’s 2008 conference. He stressed that to cover an insured…

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Dangerous Dose

March 31, 2008 by Craig Harris

Alberta Auto Cap Decision Hard to Swallow