MDL Judge Pushes 3M Earplug Settlement Negotiations During Stay of Litigation

MDL Judge Pushes 3M Earplug Settlement Negotiations During Stay of Litigation

In advance of issuing an anticipated ruling about whether 3M Company can be held independently liable for Combat Arms Earplugs developed by its now-bankrupt subsidiary, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the litigation has announced a stay for all deadlines while...
3M denied new trial after jury awarded ex-Green Beret $50m damages in MMM faulty earplug injury lawsuit verdict

3M denied new trial after jury awarded ex-Green Beret $50m damages in MMM faulty earplug injury lawsuit verdict

3M (MMM) has been making headlines this year and for all the wrong reasons. The healthcare and consumer goods group, famous for its face masks, can no longer hide its troubled legal woes and it has now been denied a new trial, after a jury awarded a veteran Green...
‘Texas two-step’: the US authorized transfer letting companies off the hook

‘Texas two-step’: the US authorized transfer letting companies off the hook

Nathan Frei first seen the persistent ringing in his ears shortly after he returned from coaching with the US navy. “I thought it was a noise from some electronic gadget and started looking around my apartment to find it. But then I realised the ringing was in my...
3M’s Failed Legal Move Leaves Firm Back With Judge It Criticized

3M’s Failed Legal Move Leaves Firm Back With Judge It Criticized

3M Co., facing more than 200,000 lawsuits accusing it of harming soldiers with defective combat earplugs, opens a new round of mediation Thursday overseen by the same federal judge the industrial conglomerate has been feuding with since July. The company blames US...
Combat Arms Earplug Manufacturer 3M Must Stop Mistreating Veterans

Combat Arms Earplug Manufacturer 3M Must Stop Mistreating Veterans

Beginning in 2003, 3M sold an earplug called the Combat Arms to every branch of the military; they later became standard issue throughout much of the armed forces for soldiers deploying to combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan. In civilian life, people are rarely...