3M Says Investment Fund Head Attempting To Extort $30M

Law360, New York (June 20, 2011, 7:22 PM EDT) -- 3M Co. filed suit in New York state court on Monday, accusing the head of Porton Capital Inc. of attempting to extort $30 million in a dispute over a co-owned medical device and even threatening the coming knighthood of 3M's top executive.

3M alleges that Porton Capital CEO Harvey Boulter sent emails to 3M attorneys in London threatening its future contracts with the British government if it did not agree to a $30 million settlement in litigation over the failed BacLite test. The device was designed...
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