3M Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle a putative class action filed by dentists who alleged the company sold them faulty dental crown products that popped out of patients’ mouths, then failed to follow through with its warranty. The plaintiffs asked a Minnesota federal judge to preliminarily approve the settlement. Under the terms of the deal, dentist will receive about $250 per claim and funds will be set aside for future claims. Plaintiffs estimate that approximately 7,000 dentists are included in the class.
The case is Bhatia et al. v. 3M Co., case number 0:16-cv-01304, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
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