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D&O policies may not cover investigative costs

September 30, 2007 by

Canadian corporations need to be cognizant of the type of investigation costs covered in their Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) liability policies, a report from Aon’s Canadian Financial Services Group warns. Companies need to consider whether, and to what extent, it…

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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

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Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association Annual General Meeting and Conference in Winnipeg

September 30, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

Recent Causation and Privilege Cases Affect Adjusters

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Back and Forth is Costly

September 30, 2007 by Donna Ford

Flood of assessment requests and counter requests into Accident Benefit Claims incurs enormous costs.

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Education Forum: Interview Techniques

September 30, 2007 by

A Series of Articles Provided by the Insurance Institute of Canada

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On the Scene (October 01, 2007)

September 30, 2007 by

Fred Plant assumed the role of president of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association during the President’s Dinner at the association’s annual general meeting and conference in Winnipeg, Man. Miles Barber, immediate past-president, passed the presidential hat, noting Plant would bring…