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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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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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What’s Happening: 3M Earplug Lawsuit Update

December 16, 2020   |  
In 2018, 3M settled a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act with the Department of Justice for $9.1 million over an alleged defect in their Combat Arms Earplugs that could have caused hearing damage in tens of thousands of military service members, but they did not admit any...
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