3M announces $1 billion fund for service members who say its earplugs didn’t work

3M announces $1 billion fund for service members who say its earplugs didn’t work

Facing thousands of lawsuits from U.S. service members who said 3M earplugs failed to protect their hearing, the manufacturing giant announced it is committing $1 billion to a trust to resolve the suits — and that Aearo Technologies, the 3M unit that made the plugs, is filing for voluntary bankruptcy as part of the plan. …

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