3M Files Lawsuit Against Alleged PPE Price Gouging

April 13, 2020 3M Files Lawsuit Against Alleged PPE Price Gouging

3M has filed legal action in New York City federal court against Performance Supply LLC.

3M’s lawsuit alleges that the New Jersey-based Performance Supply is falsely claiming to be affiliated with 3M. In addition, Performance Supply is accused of trying to sell US$45 million worth of 3M-manufactured N95 respirators to New York officials at prices more than 500% above 3M’s list price.

3M is seeking an injunction blocking Performance Supply’s activities and an undisclosed sum of damages. 3M claims any damages awarded will be donated to COVID-19 relief funds.

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