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California Teen Named America’s Top Young Scientist for Invention to Treat Middle Ear Infections

ST. PAUL, MN and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 3M and Discovery Education have named Leanne Fan, a 9th grader at Westville High School in Poway Unified School District in San Diego, Calif., the winner of the 2022 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier middle school science competition. As the 3M Young Scientist Challenge grand prize winner, Leanne received a $25,000 cash prize, the prestigious title of “America’s…

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3M Pledges $1 Billion Trust to Resolve Earplug Hearing Loss Claims Litigation; Subsidiary Company Initiates Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — 3M (NYSE: MMM) has announced it is taking action to resolve litigation related to Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (“Combat Arms Earplugs”). Aearo Technologies and related entities, all of which are wholly-owned 3M subsidiaries, have voluntarily initiated chapter 11 proceedings seeking court supervision to help establish a trust – funded by…

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3M Loses Third Trial Over Military Earplugs

Last week, a federal jury found that 3M Co failed to provide adequate safety warnings for its combat earplugs and that a U.S. Army veteran who said he developed tinnitus after using them sustained $1.7 million in damages, the second such verdict against the company. The ultimate amount that 3M would have pay to Lloyd…

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Jury Awards $6 Million in Damages in 3M Earplug Lawsuit

3M was found liable on Friday for hearing damage suffered by three U.S. military veterans who accused the company of covering up design defects in its earplugs, according to Reuters. The case is seen as a blow to 3M, which is currently facing over 200,000 similar claims. The jury awarded each of the plaintiffs $2.1…

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Legal Update: Defective Earplugs and 3M Lawsuit

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from guest contributor, and consumer advocate, Joseph Oot The 3M Company is reportedly facing legal issues once again over their dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2), as veterans and military members across the country are filing lawsuits. In May 2016, Moldex-Metric filed a lawsuit against 3M on behalf of…

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3M to Pay U.S. Military $9 Million for Defective Earplugs

St. Paul, Minnesota-based company 3M agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold the U.S. military defective earplugs. As part of the settlement, 3M did not admit liability. According to a July 27 Military Times report, 3M allegedly sold its dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2, to the Defense Logistics Agency…

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Three companies cited for hearing loss prevention efforts

NEW ORLEANS—Three of the nation’s largest companies were honored on February 23 for their exemplary record of providing a hearing-healthy environment for their employees. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the recipients of its 2012 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™ during the annual conference of the National Hearing Conservation…

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