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Alleged Yahoo hacker Karim Baratov to forgo extradition hearing

August 21, 2017 Paola Loriggio - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HAMILTON – A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails will forgo his extradition hearing and go face the charges in the United States in what his lawyer has called an effort to speed up the legal process.
Karim Baratov signed documents agreeing to waive the hearing before a Hamilton judge on Friday, after weighing the decision for months.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Andrew Goodman warned Baratov that the move could leave him open to more charges in the U.S., prompting the 22-year-old’s lawyer to confirm…

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Absence of large losses contributes to 20.6-point drop in Q2 combined ratio for PartnerRe

August 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PartnerRe Ltd. reported a combined ratio of 87.7% during the three months ending June 30, a 20.6-point improvement over 108.3% during the same period in 2016, when Canada experienced its most expensive natural disaster ever and a loss from an

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Combined ratio down 4.6 points for Everest Re

July 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Everest Re Group Ltd. reported Monday catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, of $53.5 million in the three months ending June 30, with a 4.6-point improvement in its Q2 combined ratio to 90.5%. All figures are in United States dollars. Hamilton,

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Mandatory locomotive recorder bill ‘addresses a key safety issue,’ says Transportation Safety Board

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Amendments to the federal Railway Safety Act mandating recording devices, if passed into law, could provide “essential information” to Transportation Safety Board of Canada staff investigating rail accidents and could help prevent such accidents in the future, TSB suggested Tuesday.

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Combined ratio up 2.1 points, non-life premiums down 14% at PartnerRe

May 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A change in the measure used to calculate lump sum awards in bodily injury cases in Britain had an impact on PartnerRe Ltd.’s financial results, which the Hamilton, Bermuda insurer released Wednesday. PartnerRe, which has a Toronto branch office, reported

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Aspen posts net income after tax of US$95.5 million for first quarter of 2017

April 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hamilton, Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has reported a net income after tax of US$95.5 million for the first quarter of 2017 ending March 31, down from US$114.4 million in the same quarter of 2016. The insurer’s operating income after

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Southern Ontario windstorm in March caused close to $100 million in insured damage: CatIQ

April 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A windstorm that affected parts of southern Ontario on March 8 has resulted in nearly $100 million in insured damage, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) said on Tuesday in a press release from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).

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Ontario set to reintroduce photo radar for municipalities

November 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that she intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would give municipalities the power to introduce automated speed enforcement (ASE) technology in school and community safety zones. According to a press release issued on