Jury Awards $22.5M to Plaintiff in 3M Military Earplug Case

A jury in Tallahassee, Florida awarded a plaintiff in the 3M lawsuit $22.5 million, the largest amount yet in a class action lawsuit against the Maplewood, Minn-based company, according to the Star Tribune. The lawsuit alleges that plaintiffs suffered hearing damage as a result of undisclosed design flaws in 3M's dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2).