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FM Global appeals $25-million BI award arising from reactor shutdown

September 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Factory Mutual is appealing an Ontario court ruling that included a finding that “resulting physical damage” can mean loss of use. David Liblong, a partner with Liblong Digambar Professional Corporation, told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday that the insurer is appealing MDS

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Insurer ordered to pay $21 million in interest on a $25-million court award

August 14, 2020 by David Gambrill

An Ontario court has ordered FM Global to pay compound pre-judgment interest of US$14.8 million (about CAD$21 million) on a $25-million court award. The business interruption claim arose out of a 2009 leak at the Chalk River, Ont., nuclear reactor. Based

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What to tell ‘non-essential’ clients who are closing their workplaces

April 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If your clients are temporarily closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this might be a good time for them to undertake some repairs and let the fire department know they are reducing on-site staff, advises commercial insurer FM Global. “Countless

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These electronic devices might not be designed with cyber security in mind

February 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Ransomware and privacy breaches may be among the top cyber threats on your radar, but are you aware of all of the connected manufacturing and other industrial control systems that may be at risk, a commercial insurer warns. “These production

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Alberta grocer’s subrogated $761,000 profit loss claim before the courts

October 9, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

After an Alberta shopping mall experienced its fourth roof collapse, an IGA supermarket lost millions in sales because it had to close for more than six months. A business interruption claim of nearly $800,000 followed, but the calculation of the

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Could this new construction method hike insurance costs?

August 27, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A client occupying a tall wood building could face higher insurance costs, a group of masonry producers claims, while one fire insurer confirms such a building deserves closer scrutiny from an underwriter. Your insurance premiums would be higher as an

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Fort McMurray airport sues insurer for $34 million in wildfire losses

June 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA) is suing FM Global for more than $34 million, contending that the insurer breached its obligations under a policy in place during the Fort McMurray wildfire in May 2016. In a statement of claim

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Bid for taller wood structures raises red flag for one insurer

April 3, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Given a recent movement afoot to increase height limits for wood frame buildings in Canada, property insurance underwriters need to be wary of writing risks for such structures, an expert with one insurer notes. A private members’ bill (Bill 19)

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P&C People: Who’s landed where?

December 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Guarantee Company of North America appoints two members to board of directors The Guarantee Company of North America has appointed Bev Wittmack and Dawn Tattle to its board of directors. Wittmack is a director of JEH Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned

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Magnitude of U.K.’s Grenfell Tower fire was preventable: FM Global

October 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The magnitude of the fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower in June was preventable, according to a newly released whitepaper from FM Global, one of the world’s largest business property insurers. On June 14, a massive fire broke out in

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Threats of cyberattacks, natural disasters and supply chain failure most pressing global business performance risks: FM Global

May 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Cyberattacks, natural disasters and supply chain failure are three of the most pressing risks to global business performance in the 21st century, according to the 2017 FM Global Resilience Index. The online, interactive annual index ranks 130 countries and territories

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FM Global launches worldwide flood map for commercial properties

April 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial property insurer FM Global announced on Tuesday that it has launched its Global Flood Map, offering a “one-stop consistent global view of flood exposure to aid businesses.” The interactive Global Flood Map “presents business executives with a powerful new