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3M Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2885

Master Docket No. 3:19md2885

On April 3, 2019, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation centralized and transferred the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2885, to this Court for pretrial proceedings before Judge M. Casey Rodgers.  The related actions generally allege that the defendants’ dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs were defective and caused the plaintiffs to develop hearing loss and/or tinnitus.  The Panel determined that these actions involve common question of fact “concerning the design, testing, sale, and marketing” of the Combat Arms earplugs.  The Panel also found that centralization would “eliminate duplicative discovery; prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings on Daubert issues and other pretrial matters; and conserve the resources of the parties, their counsel, and the judiciary.”

This website is provided for the convenience of all interested parties.  For a complete record of the filings in this matter to date, please log into PACER and review the master MDL docket, Case No. 3:19md2885.