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Lone Pine Issue Presented to Colorado Supreme Court

UnknownThe defendants in the Colorado groundwater contamination case Strudley v. Antero Resources requested that the Colorado Supreme Court revisit the Appellate Court’s July 3, 2013 decision that vacated a trial court’s issuance of a Lone Pine order. The trial court had issued the Lone Pine order and required the Plaintiffs to establish a causal connection between the defendants’ fracking activities and Plaintiffs’  claimed personal injuries.  The trial court ultimately granted  summary judgment based on Plaintiffs’ failure to procure admissable expert testimony on the issue of…

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Colorado Appeals Court Reverses Trial Court Lone Pine Order

Unknown In a recent appellate decision from Colorado, the Colorado Court of Appeals in Strudley v. Antero reversed the trial court’s issuance of a Lone Pine order, as well as the Court’s subsequent summary judgment decision predicated on plaintiffs’ failure to prove a causal nexus between their personal injury claims and nearby fracking activities. Specifically, the three panel appellate court ruled that the issuance of a Lone Pine order was improper under the Colorado rules of civil procedure.  The Court reviewed various federal and state cases…

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