Dismissed 3M Product Liability Case Can Resume, 8th Circuit Says

June 1, 2021, 7:52 PM

A Texas patient who claimed 3M Co.'s product caused a post-surgical infection can resume his state court claims, which the parties agreed to dismiss but weren’t decided on the merits, a federal appeals court said.

A federal district court barred John Petitta from litigating his claims against 3M in Texas state court, where he filed suit three years earlier. He and the company had previously agreed to dismiss with prejudice similar claims he brought in multidistrict litigation in federal court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated a federal district court injunction on his state claims, deciding ...

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