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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,

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.

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Ontario floats regulatory changes to fight fraud

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Ontario government is proposing several regulatory amendments, slated to go into effect June 1, as part of ongoing efforts to fight auto insurance fraud in the province. The regulatory changes include:•    Requiring insurers to provide claimants all reasons for

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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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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

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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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Natural perils in 2012 cause $72 billion in insured losses

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

In its recently released annual global climate and catastrophe report, Aon Benfield noted that the costliest catastrophe worldwide in 2012 was Hurricane Sandy, while a hailstorm July 12 in Calgary led to claims exceeding $500 million. Impact Forecasting, the Aon

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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

This image shows Sandy making landfall at around 8p.m. on October 29. The number of isobars around the low indicate just how low its central pressure wasl the purple areas denote marine warnings over Canadian waters; and the red shows where wind warnings were in effect.
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Superstorm Sandy

February 1, 2013 Geoff Coulson

A Canadian Perspective on the “Hybrid” Hurricane

Glenn Gibson
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“High Stakes” Litigation

February 1, 2013 Glenn Gibson

How a Complex Property Case Went Wrong

Michael S. Teitelbaum
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Delving Into D&O

February 1, 2013 Michael S. Teitelbaum and Hyla Korn

What type of “extrinsic evidence” can be considered on a coverage application?

Scott Broad
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Solar Photovoltaic Systems

February 1, 2013 Dione Scheltus and Scott Broad

An Emerging Claims Field That Adjusters Should Understand