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Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Application by the defendants, Bennett Jones and Matthews, for leave to appeal a judgment refusing to stay the plaintiffs’ action on jurisdictional grounds. In 2015, the plaintiffs sued the defendants in Alberta seeking damages for breach of contractual and professional duties. In 2016, a comparable action was commenced in Saskatchewan. The defendants applied for an order staying or striking the Saskatchewan action on jurisdictional grounds. The plaintiffs acknowledged that the two actions were grounded upon the same complaints and facts and undertook to discontinue the Alberta...