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Expanding the Pollution Exclusion

November 30, 2015 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner; and Yulia Pesin, associate, Hughes Amys LLP

A recent court case may broaden the application of the pollution exclusion in commercial liability coverage.

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Cyber Challenges

November 30, 2015 Anne Juntunen, associate, Halfnight McKinlay

What recent American developments reveal about the potential future of cyber liability in Canada.

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Liability Notice

November 30, 2015 Todd Davies, partner; and Scott Harcus, associate, Alexander Holburn Beaudin LLP

In Lloyd’s Underwriters v. Blue Mountain Log Sales Ltd., a B.C. court wrestled with the issue of pre-tender defense costs.

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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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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 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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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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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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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty gets new North American CEO

March 31, 2015 by

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE announced Tuesday that Bill Scaldaferri will be appointed chief executive officer for North America effective July 1, replacing Art Moossmann. Moossmann “will hand over his leadership responsibility” for AGCS North America to Scaldaferri from

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Understand The Tension

March 31, 2015 Derek Gibson, Project Engineer; and Philip Sarvinis, Managing Principal, Building Science and Restoration practice, Read Jones Christoffersen|Derek Gibson, Project Engineer; and Philip Sarvinis, Managing Principal, Building Science and Restoration practice, Read Jones Christoffersen

Adjusters can help with disaster assessment of post-tensioned reinforced concrete structures.

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Federal government wants more insurance for railways

March 31, 2015 by

A bill proposing to mandate specific levels of insurance for Canadian railway operators – of $1 billion in some cases – was tabled March 30 in Ottawa for second reading in the House of Commons. MPs debated Bill C-52, the