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Collision Course

April 1, 2013 John Norris

Car repair facilities are under financial pressure – one estimate suggests that half of all shops could close within ten years

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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.

Frank Malito
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Rethinking Retirement

February 1, 2013 Frank Malito

Vocational services are increasingly relevant in today’s aging workforce

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Examining the Experts

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

For years, courts have expressed concern about the trend of “hired gun” expert witnesses retained by plaintiff or defendant lawyers. Some courts are now applying a higher level of judicial scrutiny to the role of expert witnesses, particularly in cases

Ralph Gottschalk
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On The Scene

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

PAUL DAVIS SYSTEMS CANADA, LTD. (PDSC) has added Ralph Gottschalk as the newest franchisee to its network. Ralph will be operating the Paul Davis Systems of Peterborough & Kawartha Lakes franchise providing restoration services to the Peterborough community and surrounding area.   Property

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MDD Forensics Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Open House

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

MDD Forensic Accountants hosted their Annual American Thanksgiving Open House on November 22, 2012 at Real Sports Bar & Grill in Toronto. The event also served as a fundraiser for the Starlight Children¹s Foundation

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Hughes Amys Hosts Annual Holiday Cocktail Party

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Friends of Hughes Amys LLP gathered at the Irish Embassy in Toronto for the firm¹s annual Holiday Cocktail Party on November 29. Attendees enjoyed hors d¹ouevres while listening to music and talking to colleagues.

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FSCO lays charges against rehab clinics, individuals

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) laid 84 charges under Ontario’s Insurance Act in mid-January against two Toronto rehabilitation clinics and four individuals alleged to have submitted false invoices to auto insurers. The clinics were each charged with seven counts

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Ontario Pond of the Honourable Order of the Blue Goose Hosts Galabration

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Ontario Pond of the Honourable Order of the Blue Goose hosted its annual Christmas party entitled Galabration at the Malaparte at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on December 5, 2012. More than 100 ganders and guests attended an elegant evening of

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Survey shows support for improved claims processes

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Improving the insurance claims process and upgrading or replacing claims systems were among the key focus areas for the majority of insurance claims professionals in the U.S. responding to a survey by Massachusetts-based Trillium Software. Almost 93% of respondents cite

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ORIMS Hosts Christmas Luncheon

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Ontario Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society (ORIMS) held its Christmas Luncheon on December 13, 2012, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. More than 700 attended. In all, $8,500 and hundreds of pounds of food were collected for The

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Industry could see more M&A activity

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Canadian insurance industry could see more merger and acquisition activity in 2013, in part because of continuing low investment returns, suggests a new outlook report from Aon Risk Solutions. Overall, the market will remain stable in 2013, and insurers