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...
3M subsidiary’s bankruptcy fails to stop combat earplug lawsuits

3M subsidiary’s bankruptcy fails to stop combat earplug lawsuits

A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday refused to block more than 230,000 lawsuits accusing 3M Co of selling allegedly defective earplugs to the U.S. military from moving forward, saying the bankruptcy of the subsidiary that made them did not necessarily protect the parent...
Florida judge won’t block 3M from asking bankruptcy judge to stop earplug suits

Florida judge won’t block 3M from asking bankruptcy judge to stop earplug suits

(Reuters) – A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday denied a veteran’s bid to block 3M Co from asking a U.S. bankruptcy court in Indiana to stop the mass tort litigation over its military-issue earplugs. The decision by U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers...
3M Faces Potentially Billions in Liabilities Over $7.63 Earplugs

3M Faces Potentially Billions in Liabilities Over $7.63 Earplugs

Company to begin court-ordered settlement talks over military earplugs, following lawsuits by thousands of veterans More than 100,000 U.S. military veterans have filed lawsuits against Minnesota-based 3M over hearing damage linked to what they claim are defects in the...