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Strength in Numbers

April 1, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Tech trends influencing claims adjusting in Canada

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Discovering a work-life balance

March 8, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Since its start in Pat Lodewijkx’s converted laundry room almost 13 years ago, Discovery Claims is proof that vision plus hard work can pay off for the risk-taking entrepreneur. The Surrey, British Columbia-based independent adjusting firm has overcome hurdles and

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Property Loss Update: A review of recent cases, Part 1

March 7, 2017 Glenn Gibson

There have been a number of very important cases in recent months involving coverage issues, which are worthy of note. The Supreme Court of Canada has now become involved in trying to clarify the process that should be followed in

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Traditional homeowners’ insurance on a collision course with the sharing economy

March 6, 2017 Laura L. Emmett and Kaitlyn E. Armstrong

The Rise of the Sharing Economy Consumers are increasingly interested in leasing and sharing products rather than buying and owning them. The aptly named “sharing economy” is growing rapidly, fueled in part by social media, which facilitates communication between peers

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January 1, 2017 Legislative changes: Will they mitigate motor vehicle property claim costs?

March 5, 2017 Lisa M. Carr

Ontario passed Bill 15, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act in 2014. That law made changes to both the Repair and Storage Liens Act and Consumer Protection Act.

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What limitation period governs a personal injury claim by tenant vs. landlord?

March 2, 2017 Bruce Cook and Rachel Runge

What happens in Ontario when a tenant sues a landlord under the Occupiers’ Liability Act and it alleges disrepair in a residential apartment?

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La Plume du Président

March 1, 2017 Heather Matthews, president, ACEI

On entend beaucoup parler du changement dans l’industrie. Vous entendez des slogans comme tirez parti des perturbations en vue de la croissance, les êtres humains représentent la raison du changement et plus récemment, j’ai entendu l’expression « tendre vers le

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Pressure Change

March 1, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Risk barometer reflects evolving threats to business

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Message From the President

February 28, 2017 Heather Matthews, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association

The industry is abuzz about change. You hear such tag lines as “leverage the disruption for growth”, “humans represent the why of change”, and, most recently, I heard the phrase “lean into the grey” which essentially means to get comfortable

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Cyber Risk: The Great Unknown

January 4, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Assessing the threat and understanding the consequences of cyber breaches

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Diving Right In

January 3, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Krista McCann and Lisa Montgomery took ownership of Fair Way Adjusters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, after Blaine Tower, the previous owner, died of cancer.

Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP
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Dirty Windows Help to Clarify Appellate Review of Standard Form Contracts

January 3, 2017 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner; and Tara Chown, student-at-law, Hughes Amys LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co. has created an exception to the principle outlined in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp. and may lead to an increase in insurance litigation.