Is severance appropriate when the issue to be tried simple?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Duperron v. Massini Holding Corporation, 2008 BCSC 645 (CanLII):

In King v. On-Stream Natural Gas Ltd. Partnership, [1990] B.C.J. No. 1399 (S.C.) the court considered an additional principle, namely that severance may also be appropriate when the issue to be tried is simple. Discussion

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