3M Wins Document Turnover in Row With Covington

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota state judge on Tuesday ordered Covington & Burling LLP to hand over a host of contested documents in 3M Co.’s suit accusing the firm of betraying the company by purportedly switching sides to represent the state of Minnesota in environmental litigation against it.

Judge Margaret Marrinan said the extraordinary nature of 3M’s claims against the firm warrant an order forcing Covington to hand over more than 20 years' worth of hard copy and electronic documents comprising work performed by Covington as 3M’s counsel, without...
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