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Are You Keeping Up?

April 1, 2016 Emily Atkins, Editor

The pace of change facing the independent adjuster, along with the entire P&C insurance industry, is blistering. And the risks of not keeping abreast of new developments are high, for small and large firms alike. So where’s an adjuster to turn for advice and education in the brave new world? Turns out there are options; you just have to find the time.

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Monk v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (Lindsay): Further Lessons in Policy Language and Interpretation

February 1, 2016 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner; and Ashley Peacock, associate Hughes Amys

Introduction In Monk v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (Lindsay), [2015] ONCA 911, the Court of Appeal reversed the motion judge’s decision1 that the “faulty workmanship” exclusion applied to both direct and indirect damages. The Court ruled that the motion judge’s

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La Plume du Président

February 1, 2016 Fred Plant, president, ACEI

Notre profession est une profession noble; vous devriez être fiers du travail important que vous accomplissez chaque jour, c’est-à-dire d’offrir le produit du secteur de l’assurance de dommages au Canada. La section de l’Ontario de l’Association Canadienne des Experts Indépendants

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Nudging Claimants

February 1, 2016 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

The field of behavioural economics could have potential applications in insurance claims, fraud deterrence, injury management, driver safety and client service, some experts contend. Led by academics such as Richard Thaler, Cass Sunstein and Dan Ariely, behavioural economics holds that

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Insurance Decisions

February 1, 2016 Chris Dunn, partner; and Josiah MacQuarrie, associate, Dutton Brock LLP

A review of the ten most important insurance coverage cases of 2015

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Future Thinkers

February 1, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Adjusters ready to take on new claims environment. Change, it seems, is the only constant.

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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

Fred Plant, president, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association; senior VP, Atlantic at ClaimsPro; former president, Plant Hope Adjusters; 2008 president, CIAA
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Message from the President

February 1, 2016 Fred Plant, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

Ours is a noble profession and you should be proud of the important work you do, every day – delivering the product of the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry in Canada. The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association

Staff of Absolute Claims Adjusters of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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Absolute Commitment

December 1, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan’s Keith Wright runs Absolute Claims Adjusters – a firm that believes in the value of small town service.

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Liability Notice

December 1, 2015 Todd Davies, partner; and Scott Harcus, associate, Alexander Holburn Beaudin LLP

In Lloyd’s Underwriters v. Blue Mountain Log Sales Ltd., a B.C. court wrestled with the issue of pre-tender defense costs.

Anne Juntunen, Associate, Halfnight McKinlay
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Cyber Challenges

December 1, 2015 Anne Juntunen, associate, Halfnight McKinlay

What recent American developments reveal about the potential future of cyber liability in Canada.

Fred Plant, president, ACEI
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La Plume du Prsident

December 1, 2015 Fred Plant, president, ACEI

Notre profession est une profession noble; vous devriez être fiers du travail important que vous accomplissez chaque jour, c’est-à-dire d’offrir le produit du secteur de l’assurance de dommages au Canada. L’un des nombreux avantages d’être président national de l’Association canadienne