Welcome to Law.com Class Actions: Critical Mass, a weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys. Among the reasons given at a hearing this week for extending a bankruptcy stay to include earplug lawsuits against 3M are the actions of plaintiffs lawyers in the past 14 days. A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary defends its bankruptcy before the Third Circuit. Find out who appeared for Facebook parent Meta in lawsuits alleging its social media sites caused mental health problems in adolescent users.

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3M corporate headquarters.

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