Fracking Cos. Ask Colo. High Court To Allow Lone Pine Orders

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A group of oil industry companies facing a fracking toxic tort case asked the Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn an appeals court decision forbidding so-called Lone Pine orders, arguing it undermines trial courts’ ability to effectively tailor discovery to the needs of individual cases.

In July the appeals court struck down a trial court’s entry of a Lone Pine order — named after a New Jersey case in which they were established — requiring plaintiffs to present prima facie evidence supporting their claims before...
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