Posts Tagged 'combat arms'

3M Knew Combat Arms Earplugs Were Faulty Says Veterans Group

Purple Heart Foundation says 3M knew Combat Arms earplugs were defectiveThe Purple Heart Foundation is arguing that 3M knew its earplugs were faulty prior to selling them to the US military. The accusation comes as part of a brief recently filed with the Eleventh Circuit Court. The veterans group says 3M knew a design flaw existed in Combat Arms version 2 earplugs and failed to “tell anybody about this defect until it was ...

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20,000 Cases Removed from 3M Earplug Lawsuit Over Missing Documents

20,000 3M claims tossed out over late DD214 formsWith more than 270,000 cases currently pending over allegations that 3M defrauded the U.S. government and sold it millions of faulty earplugs, 3M has managed to have 20,000 of those cases thrown out after the veterans failed to provide the court with copies of their DD214s.

The DD214 is also known as the official service record. The document shows the capacities in which the veteran served; ...

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Combat Arms Earplugs Verdict Pushes on 3M Stock Price

3M loses 100 million dollar combat arms earplug verdictA federal jury awarded two U.S. Army veterans $110 million last month in the latest verdict to pummel 3M after it knowingly sold faulty earplugs to the United States military. While the government’s response to being defrauded by a company that chose to put its profits over the safety of United States soldiers can barely be described as tepid, hundreds of thousands of servicemembers have come ...

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3M Loses $22.5 Million Combat Arms Earplug Verdict

3M loses 22 million dollar combat arms earplugs lawsuitA federal jury in Florida has stood up for the men and women who serve their country when their government failed to do so. $22.5 million was awarded to an Army veteran who suffers from hearing loss and tinnitus as a result of 3M’s sale of faulty earplugs to the United States military. The amount is the largest yet awarded in a litigation that still ...

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3M Earplug Trials Set to Start

largest MDL in US history underway as 3M combat arms earplug trials get underwayA paltry settlement with the United States government has set the stage for one of the largest mass torts in United States history as hundreds of thousands of customers of 3M’s Combat Arms earplugs – most of them military veterans – seek to hold the company responsible for knowingly selling a defective product to the US government.

It wasn’t until a whistleblower came forward ...

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New Civil Suits Filed Against 3M for Earplug Fraud

civil suits filed against 3m over faulty earplugsTwo United States Army veterans have filed civil suits against 3M for injuries they’ve sustained as a result of the corporation’s design and manufacturing of faulty earplugs and then knowingly selling them to the US government.

Earlier this year, 3M settled with the government after a whistleblower contacted officials and informed them that not only was it buying faulty earplugs to protect the hearing of its ...

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