A Manhattan federal judge on Monday barred a New Jersey-based company from touting any kind of association with 3M, after the firm failed to respond to a price-gouging lawsuit over its alleged attempt to sell N95 respirators at as much as six times the recommended list price amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska of the Southern District of New York entered a preliminary injunction against Performance Supply LLC, which was accused in an April 10 complaint of using 3M’s trademarks to market the medical-grade face masks at inflated prices.

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