August 28, 2023Published Article

Paul Benson quoted in Law360 Article, "$5.5B 3M Earplug Deal Awaits Veterans' Buy-In"


A $5.5 billion settlement has reportedly been reached to resolve more than 260,000 claims that defective 3M earplugs harmed the hearing of U.S. service members, but court watchers don't expect an immediate end to the rapidly paced litigation remarkable for both its size and multimillion-dollar bellwether verdicts.


"As far as I can tell from an outsider's perspective, the 3M bellwethers are all over the map. You know, they get defense verdicts and then … they'll get dinged for millions of dollars, including punitive," Paul Benson of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP said in a June interview.

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