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Neil Colville-Reeves, partner, Samis + Company
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Trends in Subrogation

December 1, 2014 Neil Colville-Reeves, partner, Samis + Company

Subrogation has historically been the forgotten corner of a claims department – it shouldn’t be, one lawyer argues.

Lorne Folick, founding partner, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP
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Liquor Liability

December 1, 2014 Lorne Folick, founding partner; and Jessica Hanbidge, lawyer, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP

Some key concepts every adjuster and claims examiner should know when confronted with alcohol-related claims.

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Condo Coverage

December 1, 2014 Insurance Institute of Canada

Parsing the Property Policy

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Doubled up on different strokes

December 1, 2014 Insurance Institute of Canada

For some losses, both the condo corporation’s insurance and the condo owner’s insurance will need to respond. If the condo owner has coverage from the same carrier that the condo corporation uses, this can smooth the claims settlement and coordination

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Drug-related teen driver deaths on the rise

December 1, 2014 by Claims Canada

The number of teen fatalities in auto collisions involving drug use rose significantly between 2000 and 2010, to a point that is as serious as drinking and driving, according to a new review from State Farm. Based on secondary research

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Going Mobile

December 1, 2014 Craig Harris, Freelance writer

The rapid take-up of mobile devices by newer generations of consumers may spell big changes for the claims management process. Mobile claims technology in the form of tablets and other tools have existed for some time for adjusters and insurance companies, but to date only a handful of insurers have experimented with mobile apps for customers. How will mobile technology evolve for insurance companies, clients and adjuster partners? Should insurer mobile apps be directed to customer, or adjuster, functionality? And how will the integration process work for all parts of the claims value chain?

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IBC, Brokers pleased with passage of Bill 15 in Ontario

December 1, 2014 by Claims Canada

The Insurance Bureau of Canada said November 20 it welcomed the news that the Ontario legislature has passed Bill 15, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act. “It’s a great step and strikes a blow at those in

Scott Matheson, Associate, Field Law
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Diminished Value

December 1, 2014 John Gilbert, Associate; and Scott Matheson, Associate, Field Law

Recent court decisions reveal a changing landscape in Alberta on determining how much a vehicle involved in an accident is worth.

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Collaboration key to EQ preparedness: government

December 1, 2014 by Claims Canada

Earthquake preparedness demands taking steps now to build resilient communities that can better withstand and recover from the impacts of natural disasters and other emergencies, Steven Blaney, Canada’s minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, emphasized during a speech in

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Cyber Surge

October 1, 2014 Insurance Institute of Canada

Insurance Solutions to a Growing Threat

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Alberta hailstorm pegged at $450 million in damage

October 1, 2014 by Claims Canada

The severe hailstorm that hit Airdrie, Alberta August 7 caused an estimated $450 million in insured damage, according to Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and Property Claim Services (PCS). The intense storm hit Airdrie and surrounding areas, including Rocky Mountain

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The Liability Line

October 1, 2014 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Casualty premiums account for roughly 10 per cent of the overall insurance market in Canada. However, the severity of long-tail liability claims can put disproportionate pressure on adjusters to effectively manage and adjudicate losses. Key risks, such as asbestos and tobacco, have had a huge impact on insurance companies when it comes to reserving for future claims. What are the current risks that insurers and independent adjusters should have on their radar screen? And what emerging exposures may cross the liability line?