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Examining the Experts

January 31, 2013 by

For years, courts have expressed concern about the trend of “hired gun” expert witnesses retained by plaintiff or defendant lawyers. Some courts are now applying a higher level of judicial scrutiny to the role of expert witnesses, particularly in cases

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On The Scene

January 31, 2013 by

PAUL DAVIS SYSTEMS CANADA, LTD. (PDSC) has added Ralph Gottschalk as the newest franchisee to its network. Ralph will be operating the Paul Davis Systems of Peterborough & Kawartha Lakes franchise providing restoration services to the Peterborough community and surrounding area.   Property

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MDD Forensics Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Open House

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MDD Forensic Accountants hosted their Annual American Thanksgiving Open House on November 22, 2012 at Real Sports Bar & Grill in Toronto. The event also served as a fundraiser for the Starlight Children¹s Foundation

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Hughes Amys Hosts Annual Holiday Cocktail Party

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Friends of Hughes Amys LLP gathered at the Irish Embassy in Toronto for the firm¹s annual Holiday Cocktail Party on November 29. Attendees enjoyed hors d¹ouevres while listening to music and talking to colleagues.

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Ontario Pond of the Honourable Order of the Blue Goose Hosts Galabration

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The Ontario Pond of the Honourable Order of the Blue Goose hosted its annual Christmas party entitled Galabration at the Malaparte at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on December 5, 2012. More than 100 ganders and guests attended an elegant evening of

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Insurance Institute of Ontario holds 113th Annual Convocation & Awards Night on Jan. 26 in Toronto

March 31, 2012 by

The Insurance Institute of Ontario held its 113th Annual Convocation & Awards Night on Jan. 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Paul Martin, president of the Insurance Institute of Ontario, served as the master of ceremonies. Karen Barkley, chairwoman

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Toronto Women’s Insurance Association (TIWA) Wine and Cheese Reception

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The Toronto Insurance Women’s Association (TIWA) Wine and Cheese Reception was held at The Hyatt Regency in Toronto on Feb 16. More than 1,200 guests attended the association’s annual signature event

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Taking Chances

January 31, 2012 Laura Kupcis

When it comes to safety, independent adjusters have come a long way from years past when safety was not high on the priority list. Now, internal company policies, and a healthy dose of common sense, are relied upon to direct adjusters to make the safest choices when handling claims.

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Property Update

January 31, 2012 Glenn Gibson

For the past 20 years, I have had the pleasure of both developing and participating in a unique training school. The course is a six-day program that is cosponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF)

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Alberta Insurance Act Changes

January 31, 2012 Delores Thorbourne

A number of changes to the Insurance Act and related regulations in Alberta coming into effect July 2012, which will impact the handling of claims. Some of these changes are: changes to the limitation periods, notice of retainer by plaintiff’s

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Top 10 Insurance Decisions from 2011

January 31, 2012 Christopher Dunn

The Ontario Court of Appeal was particularly busy this past year, while the Supreme Court of Canada rested a little in the wake of Progressive Homes v. Lombard in late 2010. Without further adieu, here are the insurance coverage cases

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Effective Claims Handling

January 31, 2012 Ian Gold

Seven habits of highly successful claims handlers