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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

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.

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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.

Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP
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The Additional Insured

June 1, 2015 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP

An oil spill case shows the consequences of not naming an additional insured on a policy

Philip Sarvinis, Managing Principal, Building Science and Restoration practice, Read Jones Christoffersen and President, Building and Concrete Restoration Association of Ontario
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Understand The Tension

April 1, 2015 Derek Gibson, Project Engineer; and Philip Sarvinis, Managing Principal, Building Science and Restoration practice, Read Jones Christoffersen

Adjusters can help with disaster assessment of post-tensioned reinforced concrete structures.

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Federal government wants more insurance for railways

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

A bill proposing to mandate specific levels of insurance for Canadian railway operators – of $1 billion in some cases – was tabled March 30 in Ottawa for second reading in the House of Commons. MPs debated Bill C-52, the

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Insurers move into drone space

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company announced in mid-March that it is the first insurer in the United States to receive permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial use. The decision provides

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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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

Sean Forgie, national director, casualty/liability, major loss services, Cunningham Lindsey
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P3 and Potential Losses

October 1, 2014 Sean Forgie, national director, casualty/liability, major loss services, Cunningham Lindsey

How the investigation of public-private partnership (P3) claims poses challenges for adjusters.

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Cyber Surge

October 1, 2014 Insurance Institute of Canada

Insurance Solutions to a Growing Threat

Chad Leddy, Associate, Dutton Brock LLP
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Equitable Contribution

August 1, 2014 Chad Leddy, Associate, Dutton Brock LLP

How this legal doctrine impacts the sharing of defence costs between primary and excess insurers.