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Maryland Army veteran sues 3M over earplugs

Maryland Army veteran sues 3M over earplugs

The Baltimore-based Law Offices of Peter Angelos have joined a host of firms across the country beginning to file lawsuits against the St. Paul, Minn-based 3M Co. over earplugs it provided the military that were alleged to be defective by the U.S. Justice Department.

The first local case against 3M was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Maryland by Joshua M. Keiner, an Army combat veteran who served two tours in Iraq and was issued the earplugs.

The suits on behalf of service members come after 3M settled a federal lawsuit in July for $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly supplied the U.S. military with defective earplugs. The suit was brought under the...