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November 16, 2021
Camarillorazo, Bellweather trial, 3m earplugs, jennifer hoekstra

Jury awards record $13 million in latest 3M earplug bellwether

A jury in Tallahassee, Florida federal court on Monday awarded $13 million to a U.S. Army sergeant who said he suffered hearing damage as a result of using military-issue earplugs made by 3M Co.
October 4, 2021
American soldiers are riding in a convoy truck, the back of them is facing the camera, so one can see men in uniform looking forward facing away from the camera. The soldiers are wearing desert camouflage which looks like a pattern across their whole body. We see their helmets and jackets, as well backpacks on their backs.

Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz Secures Significant Jury Verdict Against 3M

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.
September 1, 2021

3M loses bid to dodge October bellwether trial in earplug mega MDL

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.
August 31, 2021
Recalled Sunscreen

‘Ready-Made Lawsuit’: Lawyers Discuss Why Some Product Recalls Lead to Litigation and Others Don’t

“It is an admission. It’s like raising a flag to lawyers to say, ‘here’s something to look at it,’” said R. Jason Richards, of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz in Pensacola, Florida. “Because every time there’s a recall we look at it. Recalls get our attention, and they know it will get our attention.”
August 30, 2021
Skanska, 3-mile bridge, pensacola bay bridge

Editorial: Skanska again proves an untrustworthy community partner

Editorial: Skanska again proves an untrustworthy community partner