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Continuing Education: Investing in the future

January 31, 2008 by Laura Kupcis

In order to be a profession and be professional, continuing education must be part and parcel of what independent adjusters do. “You’ve got to do something relevant in order to be relevant,” Fred Plant, president of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’…

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CIAA REGIONAL PRESIDENTS 2007 -2008 (February 01, 2008)

January 31, 2008 by

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR Neil Lacey, CIP, FCIAA Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. Chimo Building, 44 Torbay Rd., Suite 310 St. John’s,NL A1A2G4 Phone: (709) 753-6351 Fax: (709) 753-6129 E-mail: Neil.Lacey@crawco.ca NOVA SCOTIA Jane Richardson, BBA, FCIP Crawford & Company (Canada)…

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CHARTERED LOSS ADJUSTER (CLA) EXAM RULES AND REGULATIONS

January 31, 2008 by

FORMAT APPEALS There will be three examinations. The first will be a theory-based exam and will be mandatory unless a candidate has an FCIP or FIIC designation or has successfully passed the three subjects in the fellowship program dealing with…

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CIAA REGIONAL PRESIDENTS 2007 -2008 (February 01, 2008)

January 31, 2008 by

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR Neil Lacey, CIP, FCIAA Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. Chimo Building, 44 Torbay Rd., Suite 310 St. John’s,NL A1A2G4 Phone: (709) 753-6351 Fax: (709) 753-6129 E-mail: Neil.Lacey@crawco.ca NOVA SCOTIA Jane Richardson, BBA, FCIP Crawford & Company (Canada)…

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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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CICMA Ontario Chapter president John Saragosa

November 30, 2007 by LAURA KUPCIS

Six months into his tenure as president of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA), John Saragosa and his executive team are focused on increasing membership in the organization. Saragosa joined the CICMA almost six years…

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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