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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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Ontario Superior Court reviews law for summarily dismissing a claim

August 1, 2007 by

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice case, Oliveira v. Mullings, recently considered the standard for summarily dismissing a claim made against an auto insurer. The claim was based on a September 2003 motor vehicle collision, in which one of the…

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Analyzing Policy Coverage

August 1, 2007 by

A Series of Articles Provided by the Insurance Institute of Canada

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Ontario Superior Court reviews law for summarily dismissing a claim

August 1, 2007 by

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice case, Oliveira v. Mullings, recently considered the standard for summarily dismissing a claim made against an auto insurer. The claim was based on a September 2003 motor vehicle collision, in which one of the…

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Underwriting income down in 2007 Q1, claims up, OSFI figures show

August 1, 2007 by

Underwriting income is down and claims costs are up, according to 2007 Q1 financial figures posted by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), which oversees federally regulated property and casualty insurers in Canada. The OSFI 2007 Q1…

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Alberta introduces Insurance Act amendments, changes limitation periods

August 1, 2007 by

The Alberta government on June 12 introduced Bill 42, which contains a number of changes to the province’s Insurance Act, including an extension of the limitation period for a policyholder to claim against an insurer from one to two years.…

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Canadian carriers lagging in service: survey

August 1, 2007 by

Canadian carriers scored the lowest in terms of quality of underwriting, policy administration and service when compared with the United States, London and Bermuda carriers in Willis Group’s inaugural Carrier Evaluation Survey. In terms of claims, Canadians nudged ahead of…

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Catastrophe Preparedness: Ready For The Worst?

August 1, 2007 by Laura Kupcis

The claims profession is not immune to the same succession issues facing the insurance and other industries.

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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…