Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
3M Company
Current Parent Company: 
3M Company
Penalty: 
$9,100,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
July 26, 2018
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice announced that 3M Company agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) to the United States military without disclosing defects that hampered the effectiveness of the hearing protection device.?

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Minnesota
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous manufacturing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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