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Share and Share Alike

September 30, 2015 Insurance Institute of Canada

Peer-to-peer technologies are allowing individuals to offer rides in their cars to people for a fee, and to rent their houses to strangers. For adjusters, claims arising out of these new shared economies are anything but simple.

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What is this Thing?

September 30, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

The Internet of Things has the potential to blend connectivity with insurance claims. Think of it as a bridge between the old economy of bricks, mortar and physical objects and the new economy of mobile devices, data networks and analytic engines. It’s estimated that billions of “things” will be linked to the Internet within the next five years through sensors located in cars, homes and businesses. How will this connected world affect loss adjusters, insurance companies and the entire claims management process?

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Reducing Loss through Restoration

September 30, 2015 Danny Fung, President & Senior Technical Consultant, Newtron Group

A look at equipment restoration and its effects on commercial claims across Canada.

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Getting the Lead Out

September 30, 2015 Heather A. Sanderson, principal, Sanderson Law

What are the implications of lead paint liability for Canadian insurance coverage?

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The ‘Derivative’ Claim

September 30, 2015 Don McGarvey, partner; and Kate Whittleton, associate, McLennan Ross LLP

A recent Alberta court decision suggests that insurers should tread carefully on coverage involving intentional acts and negligence.

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La Plume du Prsident

July 31, 2015 Albert Poon, president, ACEI

La consolidation constitue une partie fondamentale du secteur de l’assurance de dommages. Il y a récemment eu un élan en matière de fusion et d’acquisition d’entreprises au sein du marché. La proposition de 28,3 milliards de dollars effectuée par ACE

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Face Fact or Face Fiction?

July 31, 2015 Max Hufton, Associate, Race & Co. LLP

How to develop social media evidence in litigation to best effect.

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Five Common Fire Culprits

July 31, 2015 Mena Costandi, Forensic Engineer, Origin and Cause Inc.

The threat of residential fire can emerge from several potential sources.

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The Right Network

July 31, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Former CIAA president Miles Barber heads up Manitoba-based Network Adjusters Ltd., a firm focused on quality of service and individual attention to customer needs

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The Bigger They Come

July 31, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer|Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Complex losses frequently necessitate the use of forensic experts, namely engineers. Even for seasoned adjusters, issues such as causation, coverage and surrounding circumstances may be too complicated in certain claims scenarios. That’s when they need to tap into the expertise of forensic specialists. Clear lines of communication, well-preserved evidence and as much advance notice as possible are the keys to the right working relationship, according to several forensic engineers.

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Lessons from below

July 31, 2015 Geoff Lay, technical engineering associate, Giffin Koerth|Geoff Lay, technical engineering associate, Giffin Koerth

Subsurface construction, such as shoring walls, can present clients and adjusters with unexpected exposures.

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Contract, Conflict and Subrogation

July 31, 2015 Tiffany Cheverie, lawyer, Burchells LLP |Tiffany Cheverie, lawyer, Burchells LLP

The law of the jurisdiction plays a key role in insurance contract interpretation and rights of recovery.