ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that the Supreme Court of Mississippi overturned
today a $22.5 million verdict against 3M in an asbestos-related case
involving two of its respiratory products. These safety products did not
contain asbestos. The case was originally filed in April 2000 and was
tried in October 2001 in the Circuit Court of Holmes County, Miss. The
Supreme Court's decision concludes this case.
With this victory, 3M has prevailed in seven of seven cases involving
its respiratory products taken to trial. 3M won jury verdicts in six of
The Mississippi Supreme Court's reversal of the jury's adverse verdict
will not affect 3M's earnings or reserves.
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