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Gregory Clooney
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A Year of Firsts

February 1, 2011 J. Gregory Clooney and Sheree L. Conlon

2009-2010 marked a series of “firsts” in Atlantic Canada, particularly in Nova Scotia, as several legal issues were addressed before the court for the first time.

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DNA testing at the top of MPI’s list of top five frauds in 2010

February 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

DNA testing, CSI-style, ferreted out a fraud scheme in which a Manitoba driver vehemently denied crashing his car, causing his airbag to deploy. The attempted fraud made the top of Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)’s top five frauds of 2010. The

Christopher Dunn
Feature Legal

10 Coverage Decisions from 2010 That You Ought To Know About

February 1, 2011 Christopher Dunn

It was a relatively busy year in Canadian courts for insurers. While all was relatively quiet on the Supreme Court of Canada front, with the exception of release of the much-anticipated decision in Progressive Homes v. Lombard, the Ontario Court

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Feature Markets / Coverages

Nova Scotia projects 17 per cent claims cost increase from tripling auto injury cap

February 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board says the province’s decision to triple its minor auto injury cap from $2,500 to $7,500 will result in a 17 per cent increase in third party liability-bodily injury claims costs, and the industry-wide

Michael Sigsworth
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Analyzing Weaknesses in Income Loss Reports

February 1, 2011 Michael Sigsworth and Darrell Sherman

Insurers and plaintiff lawyers call upon forensic accountants to provide expert reports, which set out the income loss suffered by individuals as a result of injuries sustained in an accident. There are many factors involved in preparing these reports and

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Feature Legal

ICBC loses appeal in hit-and-run case

February 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has lost its bid to appeal a case in which a gas station owner was injured after a customer filled up her car with gas and attempted to drive away without paying. Parminder

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South Barrie Collision Centre goes “green”

December 1, 2007 by Claims Canada

South Barrie Collision Centre in Barrie, Ont. held a launch reception on Nov. 8, 2007 to celebrate that the facility has ‘gone green’ and is now using environmentally compliant waterborne paint. The state-of-the-art 40,000 sq. ft. collision centre, which is