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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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Hail Claims Exceed 5-Year Average

September 30, 2007 by

Saskatchewan’s hail claims have surpassed the other Prairie provinces and are about 10 per cent higher than the province’s five-year average, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association’s hail report, Farmers from the communities of Reward, North Battleford, Meota, Cut…

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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 is Picking Up Speed

September 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

It's been an exciting ride for McLarens Canada and there's no plan to jump off the car.

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Possibilities, Probabilities and Chances: Assessing Future Pecuniary Losses

September 30, 2007 by Cheryl Canning

In the 1970s, Chief Justice Cowan of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court provided a succinct description of the trend in awards for future lost earnings in personal injury cases: “In this Province loss of earnings is considered part of general…

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Challenges of Health Care Levies

September 30, 2007 by Jane Voll

It’s no secret that health care related claims costs in the auto insurance system are rising. We’ve all seen rising personal injury costs on both the bodily injury and accident benefits sides of loss costs. One cost pressure that doesn’t…

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Revolutionary New Rules Proposed for the B.C. Supreme Court

September 30, 2007 by Paul Mcdonnell and Wei Kiat Sun

In July 2007, the British Columbia Justice Review Task Force (JRTF) released a concept draft for new rules that could govern civil procedure in the British Columbia Supreme Court. This initiative, which began in March 2002, is part of an…

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Trips,Traps and Jurisdiction

September 30, 2007 by

Melissa Kehrer and John A. Olah