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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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TIWA Wine and Cheese

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Toronto Insurance Women’s Association (TIWA) Wine and Cheese Reception was held at The Hyatt Regency in Toronto on Feb. 21. More than 1,200 guests attended the association’s annual signature event.

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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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Survey shows support for improved claims processes

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Improving the insurance claims process and upgrading or replacing claims systems were among the key focus areas for the majority of insurance claims professionals in the U.S. responding to a survey by Massachusetts-based Trillium Software. Almost 93% of respondents cite

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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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Industry could see more M&A activity

February 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Canadian insurance industry could see more merger and acquisition activity in 2013, in part because of continuing low investment returns, suggests a new outlook report from Aon Risk Solutions. Overall, the market will remain stable in 2013, and insurers

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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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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 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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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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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

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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