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Spotlight on: General Liability

September 14, 2018 David Gambrill

In general liability lines, where pricing and competition are still healthy, brokers are more likely to notice windows of opportunity starting to close – particularly in the hot tar and hospitality lines. “Competition is out there, capacity is still out

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Spotlight On: Financial/Legal

September 14, 2018 Greg Meckbach

In financial and legal lines of commercial insurance, the Canadian property and casualty insurance market has shown a greater willingness to serve clients who are engaged in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Representations and warranties (R&W) insurance is a type of

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Spotlight On: Errors and Omissions

September 14, 2018 David Gambrill

An emerging class of professional consultants is a new area of opportunity for brokers seeking to place errors and omissions insurance. “We as a society have changed to become more service-oriented,” says Marilyn vanGansewinkel, vice president of specialty insurance solutions

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Specialty rises to the Top

August 1, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Specialty Lines insurance is quickly becoming the new commercial standard, thanks to the meltdown of the vanilla CGL policy. Here’s why you can expect to reach out to specialty markets more often in the future.

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Restoration Myth-Busting – Three-day drying Part 2

July 11, 2018 Kris Rzesnoski, vice-president, business development, Encircle

In the last article we talked about three-day drying as a myth that is not supported by the restoration industry. We also discussed the change in science from the 2000s to today and how it has opened insurers to expanded

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A northern light

July 10, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

Rocca Claims aims to attract talent to Ontario’s north

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The evolving nature of business interruption

July 6, 2018 Aleksandra Zivanovic

In the face of climate change, cyber risks, and mass terror plots affecting entire regions and sometimes economic sectors, business interruption coverage is a challenging coverage to both write and adjust. This challenge is multi-faceted and directly impacted by global

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Finding Fault with Data

July 3, 2018 Jonathan N. Grnak, Barrister & Solicitor, Danson Recht LLP

Blameworthiness or liability in any crash involving a vehicle equipped with self-driving technology will continue to be the main roadblock to the effective implementation and adoption by consumers of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. The question is: How do you determine

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Long Arm of the Law

July 1, 2018 Ian Phillpot, Vice President, Box Canada

How to protect your clients from running afoul of the European Union’s privacy breach law.

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The obligation to defend additional insureds

June 19, 2018 Talaal Bond, partner, Matthews Abogado LLP

It was snowing heavily on February 8, 2013 when Antonio Carneiro Jr. drove his car downhill on Brock Rd. near Pickering, Ontario. He lost control. His vehicle slid into the path of an oncoming vehicle at the intersection with Whitevale

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Who’s at Fault?

June 15, 2018 Adam Campbell, Senior Associate, Human Factors, -30- Forensic Engineering

A guide for assessing the liability of machine drivers when they don’t live up to the standards of human drivers.

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Beware the One-Page Appraisal

June 13, 2018 Kelly Juhasz, Principal, Fine Art Appraisal + Services; and Darlene N. Wong, Personal Property Appraiser, Owner, Brilliant Evaluations & Appraisals

Insurers are increasingly rejecting one-page appraisals for valuable property such as jewelry, artwork or antiques – and for good reason.