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Judge in $6 Billion 3M Settlement Issues Order to Stop Litigation Funding

A federal judge has barred attorneys and claimants involved in 3M’s $6 billion settlement with U.S. military servicemembers from any third-party litigation funding agreements. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida …

Update: 3M to Pay $6 Billion to Settle Military Earplug Lawsuits

3M Co. has agreed to pay $6 billion to resolve hundreds of thousands of lawsuits alleging it sold defective earplugs to the US military that led to hearing damage for combat troops. The company will pay $5 billion in cash …

Judge Rejects 3M Effort to Resolve Earplug Lawsuits in Bankruptcy

A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed the bankruptcy of 3M subsidiary Aearo Technologies, rejecting an effort to resolve nearly 260,000 lawsuits alleging that 3M military earplugs caused hearing loss for veterans and U.S. service members. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jeffrey Graham …

3M Granted Delay in ‘Forever Chemicals’ Trial to Negotiate Settlement

The judge overseeing 4,000 lawsuits involving 3M Co. “forever chemicals” agreed to delay the first trial for three weeks so the company can work out a settlement over pollution claims by water providers. US District Judge Mark Gergel said 3M …

3M Is in at Least $10 Billion Forever-Chemicals Pollution Settlement

Update: 3M Granted Delay in ‘Forever Chemicals’ Trial to Negotiate Settlement 3M Co. struck a tentative settlement of at least $10 billion over water pollution claims tied to “forever chemicals,” according to people familiar with the proposed accord, the largest …

Veterans Suing 3M Over Earplugs Seek to Stop ‘False Alarm’ Bankruptcy

U.S. veterans and members of the military on Wednesday urged a judge to dismiss 3M’s bid to use the bankruptcy of its subsidiary Aearo Technologies to shield itself from nearly 260,000 lawsuits over military-issue earplugs that former users allege were …

Maine Sues Manufacturers Over Forever Chemical Contamination

Maine’s attorney general is suing manufacturers of so- called forever chemicals that have contaminated farms and wells, contending they knew about the toxicity decades ago but concealed the information from the public. Two lawsuits targeting DuPont, 3M and others seek …

U.S. Military Members Suing 3M Seek Dismissal of Subsidiary’s Bankruptcy

Current and former U.S. military members suing 3M over allegedly defective military earplugs have asked a U.S. judge to dismiss 3M subsidiary Aearo Technologies‘ bankruptcy, accusing the company of using bankruptcy to shield itself from litigation, which has grown into …

U.S. Judge Bars 3M From Shifting Earplug Liability to Bankrupt Unit

A U.S. judge on Thursday [Dec. 22] barred 3M Co. from trying to avoid liability for injuries current and former U.S. military members sustained from its allegedly defective earplugs by shifting blame to a subsidiary. U.S. District Judge M. Casey …

3M Faces Claim in Netherlands Over ‘Forever Chemicals’ Pollution

The Netherlands’s government is exploring its legal options against chemical giant 3M over pollution in the Dutch part of the Scheldt River. For years, the company’s Antwerp, Belgium-based factory seeped contaminated groundwater into the Scheldt, a 350-kilometer (217-mile) river that …