3M Earplug Lawsuit

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The 3M Earplug Lawsuit Is The Largest Mass Tort Litigation…EVER.

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3M Earplug Litigation Funding Is No Longer Available

August 29, 2023 Effective immediately, pursuant to Case Management Order No. 61 issued by 3M Judge M. Casey Rodgers, attorneys in the 3M case are prohibited from signing off on any legal funding agreements for their client, and claimants themselves cannot obtain litigation funding without filing a motion and receiving written approval from the court.

You can read the entire order here, but here is an excerpt:

CAE Counsel under the jurisdiction of this Court are hereby notified that as of the date of entry of this Order, they must not participate in, consent to, or approve any third-party litigation funding agreement to a CAE Claimant. This includes the signing on to guarantees and/or rights of assignment that are typically required in such transactions by any such CAE Counsel. Also, as of the date of entry of this Order, no CAE Claimant may obtain third-party litigation funding, absent the filing of a motion with, and obtaining the prior approval of, this Court.”

3M Earplug Lawsuit

Earplugs are such a tiny thing in the grand scheme of things. And yet the 3M earplug lawsuit has become the largest consolidated mass tort litigation in history. Agent Orange, Asbestos, Big Tobacco, Opioids, Vioxx; it dwarfs them all.

From 2003 to 2015, the United States military bought about 10-million pairs of 3M dual-sided earplugs. But 3M had a secret; a big one.

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3M Combat Arms Earplugs

They knew as early as 2000 that their 3M Combat Arms earplugs were defective.

Instead of fixing the problem, 3M conducted faulty testing and kept quiet and knowingly misled US government officials for 12 years regarding the safety and efficacy of the earplugs. And earned nearly $100 million in the process.

3M knowingly failed to protect millions of servicemembers and caused serious, irreversible hearing damage.

A whistleblower exposed the deception in 2018 and forced 3M to settle a False Claims Act with the government for $9.1 million.

But that $9.1 million didn’t shield 3M from what’s coming next.

3M now faces over 288,000 defective earplugs lawsuits and counting. And this time they will be held accountable.

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