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Split Colorado High Court: Discovery Order In Fracking Injury Case Not Authorized

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT) -- DENVER — A divided Colorado Supreme Court on April 20 affirmed a trial court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by residents who contended that they had been injured as a result of hydraulic fracturing activities performed by a group of fracking companies, concluding that the trial court lacked the authority to issue a modified case management order that required the plaintiffs to provide prima facie evidence before discovery (Antero Resources Corp., et al. v. William G. Strudley, et al., No. 2013SC576, Colo. Sup.).

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