N95 manufacturer 3M is suing a New Jersey-based company for telling New York City officials it could provide millions of the medical-grade face masks, which are essential for health care workers who treat COVID-19 patients, for five to six times their list price, according to a suit filed Friday in the Southern District of New York.

Performance Supply LLC emailed a $45 million quote to the city’s Office of Citywide Procurement at the end of March, using 3M’s logo and leading officials to believe it was an authorized distributor of the masks, 3M attorney John Mancini of Mayer Brown wrote in the complaint.

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