April 26, 2018

Kentucky jury awards $62.5 million in punitive damages against 3M

The Sacramento Bee reports that a jury in Kentucky has awarded $62.5 million in punitive damages, on top of $5 million in compensatory damages, to two former coal miners who sued 3M Co. for making allegedly defective respirators.  The workers claimed they developed black lung disease because the respirators failed to function properly.  3M says it plans to appeal.