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Cyber threat top business risk: survey

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Corporate executives are more concerned about cyber threats than other major business risks, a new survey sponsored by insurance giant AIG suggests. More than 85% of the 258 executives surveyed said they were very or somewhat concerned about cyber risks

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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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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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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

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

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

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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

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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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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