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Date: 06-17-2024

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Steven Sauford v. The 3M Company

Case Number: 4:24-cv-00741

Judge: Stephen R. Welby

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis County)

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Defendant's Attorney: No appearance


St. Louis, Missouri personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a product liability theory.

This case was filed in the Circuit Court, City of St. Louis, Missouri, 2422-CC00751, and was removed to federal court by The 3M Company.

537.760. Products liability claim defined. — As used in sections 537.760 to 537.765, the term "products liability claim" means a claim or portion of a claim in which the plaintiff seeks relief in the form of damages on a theory that the defendant is strictly liable for such damages because:

  (1) The defendant, wherever situated in the chain of commerce, transferred a product in the course of his business; and

  (2) The product was used in a manner reasonably anticipated; and

  (3) Either or both of the following:

  (a) The product was then in a defective condition unreasonably dangerous when put to a reasonably anticipated use, and the plaintiff was damaged as a direct result of such defective condition as existed when the product was sold; or

  (b) The product was then unreasonably dangerous when put to a reasonably anticipated use without knowledge of its characteristics, and the plaintiff was damaged as a direct result of the product being sold without an adequate warning.

3M Resolves Claims by Public Water Suppliers, Supports Drinking Water Solutions for Vast Majority of Americans

3M (NYSE: MMM) has entered into a broad class resolution to support PFAS remediation for public water suppliers (PWS) that detect PFAS at any level or may do so in the future. This agreement will benefit U.S.-based PWS nationwide that provide drinking water to a vast majority of Americans. Subject to court approval, the agreement:

Provides funding for PWS across the country for PFAS treatment technologies without the need for further litigation.
Provides funding for eligible PWS that may detect PFAS in the future.
Resolves current and future drinking water claims by PWS related to PFOA, PFOS, and all other PFAS, including those that are included as a portion of the Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) multi-district litigation based in Charleston, South Carolina.
Provides funding for PWS nationwide to conduct testing for PFAS.

"This is an important step forward for 3M, which builds on our actions that include our announced exit of PFOA and PFOS manufacturing more than 20 years ago, our more recent investments in state-of-the-art water filtration technology in our chemical manufacturing operations, and our announcement that we will exit all PFAS manufacturing by the end of 2025," said 3M chairman and CEO Mike Roman.

Outcome: 06/18/2024 ***REMARK Case transferred from Missouri Eastern has been opened in District of South Carolina as case 2:24-cv-03551, filed 06/17/2024. (JBH) (Entered: 06/18/2024)

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