Lone Pine Strategy Yields Drillers' Win In Fracking Suit

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT) -- A Colorado state judge on Wednesday used a so-called Lone Pine order as the basis for dismissing a hydraulic fracturing-related toxic tort targeting Antero Resources Corp. and two other drilling companies, in a decision Antero's attorneys called a first for the fracking industry.

Judge Ann Frick ruled that the plaintiffs — a Silt, Colo., family — failed to adequately link their alleged injuries to what they claimed was contamination from nearby natural gas production activities, falling short of what the judge had required in a Lone...
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