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Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the defendants from an order allowing the plaintiff’s appeal from the refusal to remove counsel for two of the defendant insurers, Chartis Insurance Company and American Home Assurance Company, based on an alleged conflict of interest. The respondent, the Province of Ontario, sued the appellants as a result of an insurance coverage dispute. Ontario was represented by an outside law firm. One of the lawyers at the firm, Foulds, who had been working closely with senior counsel to Ontario on the dispute, moved to...