Judge Collier dismissed Skanska’s limitation action and held that Skanska was negligent in its preparations for the September 2020 hurricane and that it should not be able to limit its financial liability to the $1.2 million value of the barges as it had attempted to do.
A federal jury in Florida has awarded the highest amount to date against 3M Co. among bellwether trials over allegedly ineffective combat earplugs, concluding the company owes an Army veteran $22.5 million for his hearing loss and tinnitus.
Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz Secures Significant Jury Verdict Against 3M. A jury in Pensacola, FL has awarded U.S. Army Veteran, Private Brandon Adkins, $8.2 million for tinnitus suffered during active duty while wearing the Combat Arms Earplug sold by 3M.
U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers in Pensacola, Florida on Monday denied 3M's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by Michelle Blum, who served in the U.S. Army Reserves, National Guard and Army between 1989 and 2009, rejecting the company's arguments that her claims were time-barred.