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Ontario court deems mosquito bite an accident

June 1, 2007 by

Ontario’s Court of Appeal has deemed the 2002 biting of an outdoor worker by a West Nile Virus-carrying mosquito an accident and has awarded the worker $130,000 of coverage under his policy. Ryszard Kolbuc was working as a plasterer when…

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No More Broken Telephone

June 1, 2007 by Alberto Maggi

New HCAI system to provide accurate, comprehensive health claims data by capturing it at the source.

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ICLR unveils tornado- and winter storm-resistant home

June 1, 2007 by

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is unveiling a winter storm- and tornado-resistant home in Edmonton, Alberta. The home retrofit includes: anchoring cabinets, office equipment and bedroom furniture to walls; bracing TV stands, televisions and refrigerators with appliance straps;…

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B.C. case affirms claimants must provide complete information

June 1, 2007 by

A recent B.C. Supreme Court jury decision in Rallahan v. Siu and Litt reinforces the need for claimants to provide complete and accurate information when making a claim with auto insurers. The court ruled Balwinder Singh Rallahan failed to provide…

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The Defence Costs Allocation Dispute

June 1, 2007 by Donald J. Mcgarvey and Alexis N. Moulton

Finding principled solutions and retaining the insured's future premiums

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On the Scene (June 02, 2007)

June 1, 2007 by

The Co-Operators have donated a Bullard T4 thermal imaging camera to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, with a contribution from Staying Alive Inc.The imaging device is used to identify sources of heat in burning buildings. The hottest objects are tagged…

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Law Society to regulate SABS representatives

June 1, 2007 by

The Law Society of Upper Canada is now responsible in law for regulating independent paralegals, including Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) representatives. FSCO has been consulting with the law society on how the transition to paralegal regulation by the law…

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Refinish Regulations Go Green

June 1, 2007 by Lee Smith

Environment Canada's proposed regulations for mandatory limits on VOC (volatile organic compounds) content in automotive paint refinishing will mean changes for the auto repair and insurance industries. Training and education can ensure an orderly transition so quality is guaranteed, customers...

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Expert Witnesses – Hired Guns or Truth Seekers

June 1, 2007 by Ron Koerth

An expert should not care which side hires them, because the truth is still the truth.

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NOAA predicting above-average 2007 hurricane season

June 1, 2007 by

There is a 75% chance the 2007 hurricane season will be above normal, according to the NOAA [National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration]. An average season is one in which there are 11 storms, six of which become hurricanes and two…

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OIAA Claims 2007 Conference and Exhibition

April 1, 2007 by

More than 150 exhibits from across Canada showcased the latest services and products for the claims industry at the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association (OIAA) Claims 2007 Conference and Exhibition held Feb. 7, 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The…

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A New Skin

April 1, 2007 by Paul Aquino, Publisher

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Claims Canada magazine! In this issue, and in many more to come, we plan to provide perspective and bring insight to many of the issues facing the loss adjusting profession in Canada. And we…