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

January 31, 2013 by

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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Ontario floats regulatory changes to fight fraud

January 31, 2013 by

The Ontario government is proposing several regulatory amendments, slated to go into effect June 1, as part of ongoing efforts to fight auto insurance fraud in the province. The regulatory changes include:•    Requiring insurers to provide claimants all reasons for

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ORIMS Hosts Christmas Luncheon

January 31, 2013 by

The Ontario Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society (ORIMS) held its Christmas Luncheon on December 13, 2012, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. More than 700 attended. In all, $8,500 and hundreds of pounds of food were collected for The

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New Brunswick court orders production of fire documents

January 31, 2013 by

The New Brunswick Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court decision requiring a fire insurance claimant to produce records for State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance. The appeal court dismissed an appeal from Karen Bennett of an Oct. 2011

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Natural perils in 2012 cause $72 billion in insured losses

January 31, 2013 by

In its recently released annual global climate and catastrophe report, Aon Benfield noted that the costliest catastrophe worldwide in 2012 was Hurricane Sandy, while a hailstorm July 12 in Calgary led to claims exceeding $500 million. Impact Forecasting, the Aon

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Superstorm Sandy

January 31, 2013 Geoff Coulson

A Canadian Perspective on the “Hybrid” Hurricane

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Solar Photovoltaic Systems

January 31, 2013 Dione Scheltus and Scott Broad

An Emerging Claims Field That Adjusters Should Understand

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Rethinking Retirement

January 31, 2013 Frank Malito

Vocational services are increasingly relevant in today’s aging workforce

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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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TIWA Wine and Cheese

January 31, 2013 by

The Toronto Insurance Women’s Association (TIWA) Wine and Cheese Reception was held at The Hyatt Regency in Toronto on Feb. 21. More than 1,200 guests attended the association’s annual signature event.

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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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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