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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,…

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Spike’s Revenge

November 30, 2007 by William Blakeney

A brief history of use or operation of a motor vehicle

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RIMS Canada Conference 2007 – Casino Night

November 30, 2007 by

In the spirit of true Maritime hospitality, Saturday night’s dinners let right into the draw of the GCAN ‘Casino Night’ held at Keith’s Brewery. Sunday morning brought the much needed Aon ‘Beacons Brunch’ with the evening hitting a sweet note…

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RIMS Canada Conference 2007 – Sailing Evening

November 30, 2007 by

Sails were set and anchors were away at the RIMS Canada Conference in Halifax, as The ARC Group Canada (a national network of independent law firms) hosted clients and guests for a memorable evening sailing aboard The Bluenose II in…

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Transitions in Collision Repair

November 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

Don't forget the people

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RIMS Canada Conference 2007 – Sunday

November 30, 2007 by

Conference attendees caught a taste of some hearty and warm Maritime hospitality at Sunday evening’s ‘East Coast Clipper Welcome’ sponsored by Allianz Global Risks and Integro Insurance Brokers. •

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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