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Ontario Divisional Court sets aside FSCO director delegate ruling in Pastore

May 31, 2011 by

The Ontario Divisional Court ruled in Aviva v. Pastore that the determination of a Class 4 (marked) or Class 5 (extreme) psychological impairment under subsection (g) cannot include consideration for pain associated with physical injuries. The decision reverses a Financial

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Backflow valves highly effective in reducing sewer backup damage: Saskatoon utility manager

May 31, 2011 by

Backflow valves are 85 per cent effective in eliminating sewer backup, according to Galen Heinrichs, stormwater utility manager with the City of Saskatoon.Moreover, in that 15 per cent of instances in which a home experienced some sewer backup despite having

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Facing the Flood

May 31, 2011 Laura Kupcis

Manitoba is currently bracing against the threat of flooding. That threat continues to be reduced in part due to flood prevention methods the province has established. The increase in water-related claims also brings the issue of overland flooding to the forefront.

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May 31, 2011 Don McGarvey and Anthony Espejo

The Alberta Court Clarifies Limitation Date for Declatory Judgment

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Building Defects

May 31, 2011 Stephen Blaney and John McGlone

Claims for moisture penetration in new buildings continues to rise