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Message from the President

April 1, 2016 Fred Plant, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

Ours is a venerable profession and you should be proud of the important work you do, every day, delivering the product of the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry in Canada. As a profession we have a responsibility to determine and

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Monk v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (Lindsay): Further Lessons in Policy Language and Interpretation

February 1, 2016 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner; and Ashley Peacock, associate Hughes Amys

Introduction In Monk v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (Lindsay), [2015] ONCA 911, the Court of Appeal reversed the motion judge’s decision1 that the “faulty workmanship” exclusion applied to both direct and indirect damages. The Court ruled that the motion judge’s

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Nudging Claimants

February 1, 2016 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

The field of behavioural economics could have potential applications in insurance claims, fraud deterrence, injury management, driver safety and client service, some experts contend. Led by academics such as Richard Thaler, Cass Sunstein and Dan Ariely, behavioural economics holds that

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Insurance Decisions

February 1, 2016 Chris Dunn, partner; and Josiah MacQuarrie, associate, Dutton Brock LLP

A review of the ten most important insurance coverage cases of 2015

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Future Thinkers

February 1, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Adjusters ready to take on new claims environment. Change, it seems, is the only constant.

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Changing the Environment

February 1, 2016 Emily Atkins, Editor

Pieter Heydenrych is set to adjust environmental claims and move the social needle as well

Fred Plant, president, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association; senior VP, Atlantic at ClaimsPro; former president, Plant Hope Adjusters; 2008 president, CIAA
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Message from the President

February 1, 2016 Fred Plant, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

Ours is a noble profession and you should be proud of the important work you do, every day – delivering the product of the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry in Canada. The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association

Tiffany Cheverie, lawyer, Burchells LLP
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Contract, Conflict and Subrogation

August 1, 2015 Tiffany Cheverie, lawyer, Burchells LLP

The law of the jurisdiction plays a key role in insurance contract interpretation and rights of recovery.

Mathew Rose, Principal, Mathew Rose and Associates Inc.
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Starting Points

August 1, 2015 Mathew Rose, Principal, Mathew Rose and Associates Inc.; and Kateryna Shpir, Forensic Economist, MRA Medlegal Consulting

Pre-accident health status and earnings form the foundation of damages quantification in personal injury claims.

Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association
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Message from the President

August 1, 2015 Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

Consolidation is a fundamental part of today’s property and casualty insurance industry. Recently, there has been a surge of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the marketplace. ACE Ltd’s ‘s $28.3 billion proposal to purchase The Chubb Corp., announced in

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The Bigger They Come

August 1, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Complex losses frequently necessitate the use of forensic experts, namely engineers. Even for seasoned adjusters, issues such as causation, coverage and surrounding circumstances may be too complicated in certain claims scenarios. That’s when they need to tap into the expertise of forensic specialists. Clear lines of communication, well-preserved evidence and as much advance notice as possible are the keys to the right working relationship, according to several forensic engineers.

Geoff Lay, technical engineering associate, Giffin Koerth
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Lessons from below

August 1, 2015 Geoff Lay, technical engineering associate, Giffin Koerth

Subsurface construction, such as shoring walls, can present clients and adjusters with unexpected exposures.