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TIC Annual Black Tie Dinner

November 30, 2007 by

With hundreds of tuxedoes in attendance, the Toronto Insurance Conference (TIC) held its 52nd Annual Black Tie Dinner in November at The Four Seasons Hotel. The gala evening’s guest speaker was Rex Murphy, host of Canada’s only national open-line radio…

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RIMS Canada Conference 2007 – Pub Night

November 30, 2007 by

The traditional Sedgwick Pub Night — courtesy of Marsh Canada Limited, held on the Monday night at The New Palace gave delegates, attendees and exhibitors a chance to let the sails out and enjoy some grog in traditional hearty Halifax…

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CARSTAR Automotive Charity Casino Night

November 30, 2007 by

CARSTAR Automotive Canada’s recent Charity Casino Night, entitled Casino Royale, was a chance to celebrate the national collision repair chain’s successful fundraising campaign for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event brings CARSTAR’s total funds raised to date for Cystic…

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Taxicab not a direct cause of accident

November 30, 2007 by

A passenger who got out of a taxicab and fell on her way into a hotel was not injured as a result of an “accident” as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), the Financial Services…

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Certified First Network Winning Through Performance Conference

November 30, 2007 by

The CertifiedFirst Network of PPG Canada Inc. held its annual ‘Winning Through Performance Conference’ in November in Toronto, bringing together more than 150 collision repair centre owners, managers and PPG representatives from across Canada. Insurance Industry speakers included George Avery,…

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Defence Strategy: SETTLE OR FIGHT

November 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

For some defence lawyers, the decision to settle a case or fight it to the end is a matter of measuring risk. For others, settling is a risk unto itself, putting the industry at the mercy of the plaintiff’s bar.…

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Anything is Possible

November 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

Hard work, dedication and perseverence pay off in the end for principal of Horizon Adjusters Ltd.

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CIAA Ontario Chapter president John Seyler

November 30, 2007 by LAURA KUPCIS

Only one-quarter of the way through his tenure as president of the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA), John Seyler already has a firm grasp on his goals — increasing the representation of small member firms within…

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CICMA Ontario Chapter president John Saragosa

November 30, 2007 by LAURA KUPCIS

Six months into his tenure as president of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA), John Saragosa and his executive team are focused on increasing membership in the organization. Saragosa joined the CICMA almost six years…

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Court discourages lawyer from adding insurer as defendant ‘just in case’

November 30, 2007 by

If a claim is brought against an insurer with no facts or evidence to support the claim, indemnity costs will be awarded against the plaintiff, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled in a case involving a frivolous or vexatious…

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Wildfire focus needed in Canadian cat models

November 30, 2007 by

Canadian catastrophe models should place more emphasis on wildfires and heavy rain, according to Paul Kovacs, executive director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). Kovacs made his statement at the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) in Montreal. His comment…

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RIMS Canada Conference 2007 – Annual Fun Run/Walk

November 30, 2007 by

A flock of runners and walkers stretched and breathed in the ocean air before charging through Point Pleasant Park in support of the McGannon Foundation’s 4th Annual Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by FM Global, with participants’ gift bags donated by CIAA,…