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3M Bankruptcy Plan Fails as Earplug Lawsuits Move Forward

September 1, 2022   |  
Bankruptcy Ruling Against 3M is a Victory for Injured Veterans A federal judge ruled on Friday, August 26 that 3M cannot use a subsidiary's bankruptcy maneuver to avoid or minimize liability in 3M earplug lawsuits. The ruling against 3M, which took many legal observers by surprise, effectively means that potentially...
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Veterans Seek to Block Bankruptcy Filing in 3M Earplugs Litigation

August 19, 2022   |  
3M Aims to Minimize Earplugs Lawsuit Liability with Subsidiary Bankruptcy A group of veterans seeks to block 3M from shifting liability for defective earplug lawsuits onto a bankrupt subsidiary to settle record-breaking mass tort litigation. Plaintiffs claim that 3M’s defective Combat Arms earplugs caused serious hearing loss and tinnitus among...
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3M Subsidiary Files for Bankruptcy in Bid to Resolve Earplugs Claims

July 29, 2022   |  
3M Aims to Resolve Defective Earplugs Claims Through Bankruptcy Filing 3M subsidiary Aearo Technologies has begun filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as litigation for more than 100,000 claims against their Combat Arms Earplugs remains pending. The massive onslaught of 3M earplug lawsuits against 3M and Aearo Technologies was brought by...
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Court Orders Mediation in 3M Earplugs Lawsuits

June 13, 2022   |  
3M Earplug Lawsuits to Enter Mediation A federal court has ordered that 3M and plaintiffs enter mediation to resolve hundreds of thousands of 3M earplugs lawsuits. Hundreds of thousands of lawsuits allege that potentially defective 3M "Combat Arms" earplugs caused hearing loss and tinnitus among U.S. service members. The judge...
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3M Earplug Lawsuit $55 Million Verdict Slashed to $21.7 Million

June 9, 2022   |  
A federal judge has slashed a $55 million jury award given to a U.S. Army veteran William Wayman in a 3M earplugs lawsuit victory over combat earplugs manufacturer 3M to $21.7 million. The original $55 million award was given to the plaintiff after a jury found that 3M was responsible...
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