Mass torts can create burdens for both the judiciary and litigants.  In order to prevent the use of mass torts to extract unjustified settlements, some courts have used "Lone Pine orders" as a case management tool to require plaintiffs to substantiate allegations of injury and causation before continuing with litigation.  The Lone Pine order takes its name from Lore v. Lone Pine Corp., a toxic court case in which a New Jersey Superior Court required plaintiffs asserting personal injury claims to provide evidence of exposure to, and causation by, substances from the defendant landfill at the outset of the case.  Lone Pine orders have subsequently been employed in other state and federal jurisdictions.  For an in-depth look at factors to consider when seeking a Lone Pine order, click here for an article by David Weinstein and Chris Torres of GT Tampa.