3M has asked a federal judge in Florida to postpone Monday’s bellwether trial over its combat earplugs after three “on-site trial team members” tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

“Defendants’ counsel are in the midst of an active COVID-19 outbreak that has exposed the entire trial team to the virus and has already resulted in three positive COVID-19 cases,” wrote Kirkland & Ellis partner Mike Brock in Washington, D.C., in a motion for continuance filed on Friday.