It may feel as though the world has come to a screeching halt, but we are making progress on your cases. We are fortunate to be in a profession that can keep on moving forward with the help of technology, flexibility, and a little patience. On the 3M front, Judge Rodgers has been pushing the parties to continue preparing cases for trial by holding case management conferences via telephone and setting discovery deadlines. The Plaintiffs’ Leadership Team filed our briefing in opposition to the Defendant’s Affirmative defense – the Government Contractor defense on April 1, 2020. The next case management conference is set for April 24, 2020, and additional discovery deadlines have been set for May 15, 2020. While the Court is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the recommended guidelines from government officials, the parties are continuing to move the 3M cases forward and prepare cases for trial.