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Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP
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No Contract is an Island

April 1, 2015 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP

How the Supreme Court of Canada “Sattva” decision may affect insurance policy interpretation.

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The Cat Issue

February 1, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Emergent trends in catastrophe management involve the use of location intelligence, satellite imagery and even early experiments with drones. The goal for insurance companies is to gather highly specific information to efficiently dispatch adjusters to target areas hit by natural disasters. However, the 48th annual joint CICMA/CIAA conference held in Toronto February 3 showed that catastrophes often extend to more than “just the weather.” And when it comes to dealing with CATs, attendees learned that the core fundamentals of adjusting haven’t really changed.

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Adapting to Extreme Rainfall

February 1, 2015 Sophie Guilbault, research coordinator, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction celebrates leadership amongst Canadian cities in its latest publication.

Trevor Cortese, president and owner, TC Insurance Adjusters
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AB Adjusting, Diversified

February 1, 2015 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

Trevor Cortese has a passion for and niche in helping injured people get appropriate compensation. That hasn’t, however, stopped his London, Ontario-based firm, TC Insurance Adjusters Ltd., from spreading its wings.

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Top 10 Insurance Decisions

February 1, 2015 Chris Dunn, partner; and Josiah MacQuarrie, associate, Dutton Brock LLP

A review of the ten most important insurance coverage cases of 2014.

Randy Henderson, Arcon Forensic Engineers
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Water: The Structural Enemy

February 1, 2015 Randy Henderson

An exploration of the sources and causes of property damage claims

Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association
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Message from the President

February 1, 2015 Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

 The start of a New Year marks a fresh beginning – and so it is for our national association. In early February, the CIAA membership concluded our mid-year meeting with the affirmation of our strategic plan. This will guide our

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Condo Coverage

February 1, 2015 Insurance Institute of Canada

Assessing the Scene

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Lessons in Policy Language

December 1, 2014 Michael Teitelbaum, Partner, Hughes Amys LLP

Ontario Court gives a plain and simple reading of the faulty workmanship exclusion.

Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association
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Message from the President

December 1, 2014 Albert Poon, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

As I pen this message the Christmas Season is just coming into full swing; however, by the time it is published all the festivities will have come and gone and many claims professionals from across Canada will be assembling at

Brian Polimeni runs Georgian Claim Services in Barrie, Ontario in partnership with his wife Anjelica Relic and niece Tristina Relic.
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All in the Family

December 1, 2014 Craig Harris, Freelance writer

Georgian Claim Services Inc. has a unique commitment to quality that transcends the traditional employer- employee relationship.

Laura A. Wright, Associate Counsel, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
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Is Anybody Home?

December 1, 2014 Laura A. Wright, Associate Counsel, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

A British Columbia court clarifies the scope of vacancy exclusion in the homeowner’s insurance policy.