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On the Scene (August 02, 2007)

August 1, 2007 by

PPG Canada Inc. has announced a shuffle within its automotive refinish group, with five staff members receiving new appointments. The appointments include: Lee Smith, current director of Refinish Canada, has been promoted to director of strategic growth and acquisition for…

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FSCO changes PAF guideline for whiplash injuries

August 1, 2007 by

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is releasing a revised Pre-approved Framework (PAF) Guideline for Grade I and II Whiplash Associated Disorders and accompanying Pre-approved Framework Extension Request and Discharge Report form (OCF-24/198). The new PAF Guideline is effective…

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Go the Extra Mile

August 1, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

In order to secure a future in the industry, independent adjusters need to go one step further.

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Demand for data loss liability coverage growing in Canada

August 1, 2007 by

The rapid increase of insider-related security breaches and of stolen computer equipment and data storage devices has unnerved the Canadian business community, creating a greater demand for data loss liability coverage products, says Aon Financial Services Group Canadian Advisory. “Under…

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Ontario court examines “crystal ball” of future loss of income

August 1, 2007 by

A 62-year-old orthopedic surgeon in Windsor, Ont. has been awarded $844,450 in damages–including $714,000 based on a presumed future loss of income between the ages of 65 and 70– or injuries he sustained after being thrown from his bicycle when…

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Severing Bad Faith Claims From First Party Property Losses

August 1, 2007 by Havelock Madill, Q.C.

The attitude of the Canadian courts to bifurcation

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Alberta storms cause more than $42 million in insured damages

August 1, 2007 by

Storms and flash floods in Alberta on June 5 are expected to exceed $42 million in insured damages, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). “In Calgary alone, there have been 3,094 insurance claims so far as a result…

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Substitutes and the Auto Claims Industry

August 1, 2007 by Greg Horn

How understanding and preparing for changes in the physical damage claims distribution can give you a competitive advantage.

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Changes to Vicarious Liability

August 1, 2007 by Stephen R. Moore

The Ontario government's attempt to limit leasing and rental company liability.

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CIAA’s Ontario Region Educational Seminar

June 1, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

On May 10, four lawyers from McCague Peacock Borlack McInnis & Lloyd LLP spoke at the Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association's Ontario Region educational seminar about changes to the Commercial General Liability policy, ambiguous wording in policies, changes to the Ontario...

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Reduce the Pain of Catastrophic Injury Claims

June 1, 2007 by Ralph Fenik and Phil R. Thorpe

If insurers, reinsurers and risk managers could have one wish granted, it might well be for a potion to control the cost of catastrophic injury claims. In spite of the implementation of caps on awards for whiplash-type cases in many…

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Know Your Contract Law ABCs

June 1, 2007 by

A Series of Articles Provided by the Insurance Institute of Canada