"In a pair of orders released over the holiday weekend, U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers ruled that Washington state and Alaska law will apply in Lloyd Baker's and Dustin McCombs' respective trials, in both cases rejecting the defendants' bid to apply state law from Indiana, where 3M predecessor Aearo LLC was headquartered and performed some of the design work on the Combat Army Earplugs version 2, or "CAEv2" earplugs.
"We are pleased with the court's decision, and look forward to trial so that service members can hold 3M accountable for the permanent, life-altering hearing damage caused by these defective earplugs," plaintiffs' counsel said in a statement."
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Source: Hale, N. (2021, January 19). Plaintiffs Prevail On Choice Of Law For 3M Earplug MDL Trials. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://www.law360.com/florida/articles/1346348/plaintiffs-prevail-on-choice-of-law-for-3m-earplug-mdl-trials?nl_pk=0ba29801-4550-4387-afd4-dbf77d313504&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=florida