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On The Scene

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Cunningham Lindsey Canada Claims Services Ltd. (Cunningham Lindsey) President and CEO Rob Seal is pleased to announce the firm’s 90th anniversary in Canada. “March 2013 marks Cunningham Lindsey’s 90th anniversary in Canada, an amazing milestone in our firm’s history,” said

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Auto collision repair costs to increase: report

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Software maker Mitchell International Inc. recently released predictions for the property and casualty insurance and automotive repair industries, forecasting lower prices for recycled parts, an overall increase in the cost to repair damaged vehicles and an increased demand for cloud

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Canadian Collision Industry Forum

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

More than 400 repairers, insurers and suppliers representing the insurance claims and collision repair industries attended the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) meeting on Saturday January 25 in Toronto. A panel discussing top CCIF action items included: Flavio Battilana, CSN

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More severe storms predicted for 2013

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Forecast services company ImpactWeather has released a prediction for this year’s hurricane season, suggesting that 2013 will have a series of storms more severe than last year. Based on “averages of past seasons, ocean temperature trends, and the absence of

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The Big Mingle

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Hundreds of insurance claims industry guests attended the 7th Annual Post CICMA/CIAA Joint Conference Cocktail on Feb. 5, 2013. Entitled The Big Mingle, the event featured a Big-Top theme. Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering and Blouin Dunn LLP hosted the event,

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FSCO nears halfway point of mediation backlog pilot

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is reaching the midway point of a six-month pilot aimed at streamlining part of its mediation process and saving mediators’ time. Effective Jan. 2, the pilot program allows the parties involved in mediation

Dara Banga
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Start Up

April 1, 2013 Craig Harris

Brampton, Ontario’s Dara Banga caught the entrepreneurial bug and launched his own adjusting firm, DSB Claims Solutions, just over a year ago. His main weapon? A singular focus on quality and customer satisfaction.

Dr. Farhood Nowzartash
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The Cost of Ignorance in Structural Engineering

April 1, 2013 Dr. Farhood Nowzartash

From the seven ancient wonders of the world, the only one left standing today is the Pyramid of Khufu in the Egyptian desert. Any man-made environment is destined to vanish eventually, but we are convinced that buildings will stand forever.

Angela Veri
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Risk and the Older Driver

April 1, 2013 Angela Veri

Why your future caseload may increasingly include clients 50+ years of age

Tammie Norn
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The MIG’s Grey Area

April 1, 2013 Tammie Norn

A recent decision raises questions on what is – and what isn’t – included in the Minor Injury Guideline (MIG)

Daniel Strigberger
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What exactly is an “Accident?”

April 1, 2013 Daniel Strigberger

Conflicting decisions have made the interpretation about as clear as mud

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New Brunswick court orders production of fire documents

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

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