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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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3M Hit With Another $50 Million Verdict in Latest Earplugs Lawsuit Trial

April 11, 2022   |  
Latest Earplugs Trial Verdict Puts Further Pressure on 3M for Potential Settlement In Florida, a federal jury dealt another blow to 3M during another bellwether trial concerning the company’s allegedly defective military earplugs. Luke Vilsmeyer of Indiana was awarded $50 million in compensatory damages for hearing loss he acquired in...
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3M Hit with $110 Million Verdict in Military Earplugs Trial

March 28, 2022   |  
3M Loses Major Trial Over Defective Earplugs Allegations In January 2022, a federal jury awarded a $110 million settlement to two U.S. Army veterans who claimed that earplugs manufactured and sold by 3M to the U.S. military were defective and caused significant hearing damage. Nearly 300,000 U.S. service members and...
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3M Hit with $22.5 Million Verdict in Military Earplugs Trial

December 14, 2021   |  
3M Loses Another Earplugs Lawsuit 3M suffered another legal setback on December 13, 2021 when a Florida jury awarded $22.5 million to a plaintiff who alleged that defective 3M military earplugs caused hearing loss and tinnitus. The verdict is the biggest judgment against 3M in the earplug lawsuits yet. The...
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3M Loses 1st “Bellwether” Earplug Trial

May 3, 2021   |  
3M was hit with more than $6,000,000 in punitive damages after a jury found the company’s defective earplugs caused hearing loss among military veterans. The loss in the first “bellwether” 3M earplug trial is a significant setback for the St. Paul-based company. 3M faces more than 200,000 claims alleging that...
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3M Earplug Lawsuit Update

April 15, 2021   |  
Hundreds of thousands of veterans who served in active combat 2003-2015 may be entitled to significant financial compensation in the 3M earplug lawsuits for hearing loss and tinnitus allegedly caused by defective Combat Arms earplugs for the US military. What is the status of these lawsuits? In this 3M earplug...
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