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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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Capitalizing on Claims Data

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

After initially focusing on underwriting and pricing, many insurance companies have expanded their view of data analytics to loss management. The claims handling process represents a rich area for data modeling tools that can provide better insight into everything from adjuster assignment and operational efficiency to fraud detection and subrogation. How does data analytics fit into the claims management process for insurers – and adjusters?

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The Additional Insured

May 31, 2015 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP|Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP

An oil spill case shows the consequences of not naming an additional insured on a policy

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Risky Real Estate

May 31, 2015 Joanna Kyriazis, member; and Laura Zizzo, member, Zizzo Allan DeMarco LLP|Joanna Kyriazis, member; and Laura Zizzo, member, Zizzo Allan DeMarco LLP

Negligent disclosure of natural hazard risks can pose future liability.

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The State of Summary Judgement

May 31, 2015 Erin H. Durant, lawyer, Dooley Lucenti|Erin H. Durant, lawyer, Dooley Lucenti

A national overview of personal injury cases

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Pinnacle Position

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

Ray Proctor says that Toronto-based Pinnacle Adjusters Group’s business model stems from a simple promise – “exceptional adjusting at a reasonable rate.”

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Message from the President

May 31, 2015 Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association|Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

Wearable technology. Driverless cars. Home systems (heating, air conditioning or locks) remotely controlled by sensors. It’s getting more and more challenging to keep up with the pace of modern technology. Many veteran adjusters may remember such antiquated processes as hand-written

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La Plume du Prsident

May 31, 2015 Albert Poon, president, ACEI

En raison des technologies vestimentaires, des voitures sans conducteur et des systèmes domestiques (comme le chauffage, l’air conditionné et les serrures) commandés à distance par l’entremise de capteurs, le rythme difficile à suivre de la technologie moderne représente un problème

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Message from the President

March 31, 2015 Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association|Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

What does it mean to be a “professional?” It’s certainly a term thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really entail? There are many ways the word is used – paid versus non-paid (i.e. professional vs. amateur

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La Plume du Prsident

March 31, 2015 Albert Poon, president, ACEI

Que signifie le fait d’être un « professionnel »? Il s’agit certainement d’un terme employé à tort et à travers ces jours-ci, mais que signifie-t-il vraiment? Ce terme est utilisé de plusieurs façons : le fait d’être rémunéré par opposition

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Artful Adjusting

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