What is the effect of having two separate actions brought by the same Plaintiff at the same time?

Alberta, Canada

The following excerpt is from Nesi Energy Marketing Canada Ltd. (Bankrupt) v. NGL Supply (Gas) Co. Ltd., 1998 ABQB 93 (CanLII):

The second Plaintiff's action, if combined as one action or held consecutively one after the other, would certainly put both matters into our Long Trial List. This would cause a significant delay in that long trials are now being scheduled several years in advance. Four to five day trials on the other hand, such as would be the case with Galloway v. Entwistle et al, can be scheduled in a matter of months.

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