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What’s New: In Brief (December 11, 2006)


December 11, 2006   by Canadian Underwriter


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A Nov. 30 Hamilton fundraiser raised about $100,000 for Sean Corner, a rugby star who was paralyzed during a game just prior to learning the team’s insurance had been cancelled.
More 1,200 people industry colleagues attended the fundraiser, which was held at at Michelangelo Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The event was titled: “We Are Family.”
An evening-long performance from the insurance industry’s own rock-group, The Accidental Benefits, provided an energetic backdrop to fundraising activities. Such activities included numerous draws for dozens of fantastic prizes; a large silent auction and big professional sports-related live auction.
Dozens of individuals and companies generously donated all items for the various draws and auctions. Funds will be used for immediate medical expenses, home renovations, vehicle modifications and future care.
“Thank you does not seem sufficient,” the family said in a statement. “The community has been extremely generous and thoughtful. We greatly appreciate your care and concern.”

The Saskatchewan law firm of Robertson Stromberg Pedersen LLP has become the ninth independent Canadian firm to join The ARC Group Canada Inc.
The ARC Group is a network of independent law firms across Canada focusing on the areas of insurance law and risk management.
With offices in Regina and Saskatoon, Robertson Stromberg Pedersen LLP is one of the largest firms in the province of Saskatchewan. The firm was established after the 2003 merger of two of the province’s oldest law firms Robertson Stromberg and Pedersen, Norman, McLeod & Todd.
Members of The ARC Group provide a wide range of services to insurers, self-insured companies, and other entities requiring assistance with insurance and risk-related legal matters involving coverage and defence issues.
The network offers experience in various areas of insurance such as directors’ and officers’ liability; professional lines, transportation, environmental and energy-related risks; boiler and machinery exposures, accident, health, life and disability risks and fire, property and casualty claims, among others.