Three plaintiffs attorneys accused in a sanctions motion by 3M of allegedly disclosing sealed materials are fighting back with their own sanctions motion, insisting that the company’s lawyers “resorted to fabricating facts.”

Last month, 3M Corp. filed a motion for contempt and sanctions against the plaintiffs lawyers, who are leading more than 5,000 lawsuits alleging its Bair Hugger warming blankets, used in surgeries, increased the risk of infection. The three attorneys, 3M’s lawyers wrote, disclosed sealed documents, most recently in a publicly filed motion to compel, submitted for a separate state court case in Texas, according to 3M’s motion.

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