Colo. High Court Axes 'Lone Pine' Orders In Fracking Fight

Law360, New York (April 23, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT) -- The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday held that state law doesn’t allow for so-called Lone Pine orders that require plaintiffs to provide evidence of an injury before discovery is completed, siding with a couple claiming that their children were sickened by fracking pollutants.

An en banc panel for the high court sided with an appellate court’s ruling, finding that a trial court violated Colorado’s Rules of Civil Procedure by dismissing William and Beth Strudley’s suit against Antero Resources Corp. after issuing a modified case management order requiring the couple to show evidence to support their allegations that their children suffered burning...

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