Posts Tagged 'combat arms earplugs'

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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First 3M Earplugs Lawsuit Leads to $6 Million Verdict

3M loses big in first combat arms earplug trial3M executives must have been thrilled when the whistleblower lawsuit that exposed their sale of defective earplugs to the United States military led to a paltry $9 million fine. For a company whose revenue exceeds $30 billion per year, the fine was essentially a refund of the contract price with no consequences for the deception.

The party, however, appears to be coming to an end as the first ...

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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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Hundreds of Additional Veterans Join 3M Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuits

3M faces civil lawsuits after paltry settlement with US governmentWhen a whistleblower came forward to inform the US government that 3M was knowingly selling faulty earplugs to the military, one has to assume they were hoping for some matter of consequence to be enforced against the company. The constant barrage of noises encountered by servicemen and women caused by everything from loud engines to bomb explosions and gunfire can do great damage to their hearing ...

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