What is the test for reducing the length of a trial to a truncated trial?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Xu v Farden, 2021 BCSC 1639 (CanLII):

… time and expense will be saved by severing the issue of liability from quantum. If the defendant is found liable, then a truncated trial will occur. If the defendant is held not to be liable, the trial will be avoided. [Hewson v. British Columbia, 2016 BCSC 803.]

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