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Ontario Auto Evolution

November 30, 2015 Daniel Strigberger, partner, Samis & Company

Upcoming changes to the province’s auto insurance system will come into effect June 2016 – what adjusters need to know.

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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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The Yellow Light Dilemma

July 31, 2015 Joseph Jakym, Partner, Roar Engineering|Joseph Jakym, Partner, Roar Engineering

Drivers face split-second decisions at intersections – an accident might not be as simple as it first appears.

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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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Starting Points

July 31, 2015 Mathew Rose, Principal, Mathew Rose and Associates Inc.; and Kateryna Shpir, Forensic Economist, MRA Medlegal Consulting|Mathew Rose, Principal, Mathew Rose and Associates Inc.; and Kateryna Shpir, Forensic Economist, MRA Medlegal Consulting

Pre-accident health status and earnings form the foundation of damages quantification in personal injury claims.

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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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Artful Adjusting

March 31, 2015 by

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IBC gives thumbs up to B.C. earthquake report

March 31, 2015 by

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is applauding the government of British Columbia’s earthquake preparedness report, which recommends that the provincial and federal governments engage with the insurance industry and other key stakeholders to develop a strategy on disaster resilience

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Alberta rules on distracted driving supported by industry

March 31, 2015 by

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is applauding proposed requirements in Alberta – which received the green light in the provincial legislative assembly – that seek to curb distracted driving by beefing up fines and penalties for texting while behind

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Consumer protection measures for Ontario auto go live

March 31, 2015 by

Sections of an Ontario law aimed at reducing auto insurance claims costs, which give inspectors power to enter premises without a search warrant and remove records for review, took effect April 1. Bill 15, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile

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Water damage claims increasing: Aviva Canada

March 31, 2015 by

With the late winter thaw happening around the country, Aviva Canada Inc. noted recently that the frequency and severity of water damage claims is on the rise. “2013 was our worst year for water damage in part due to flooding

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FSCO issues warning on ride-share programs

March 31, 2015 by

Ontario’s financial regulator has released an infographic to its website warning about the insurance risks related to ride-sharing programs. Ride-sharing services use an online app to connect passengers with drivers using their personal vehicles. The infographic, released in late March