Bellwether Trials

Sunday, March 28, 2021

The first bellwether trial in the 3M MDL will begin on Monday, March 29, 2021 before Judge M. Casey Rodgers in Courtroom 5.  This is a consolidated trial involving the following cases:  Estes (7:20cv137); Hacker (7:20cv131); and Keefer (7:20cv104).
There will not be a live audio or video public connection to the trial proceedings.  However, the courthouse is open to the public, and should Courtroom 5 reach capacity, there will be an overflow viewing room with a live audio/video feed, beginning on Tuesday March 30, 2021.  There will be no live audio/video feed on Monday. Audio and video recording of the proceedings at any time is strictly PROHIBITED.
Certified transcripts will be prepared each day of trial.  If you would like to purchase official copies, please contact Ms. Donna Boland at
All visitors to the courthouse are required to wear masks.