Covington breached its duties to 3M, by abandoning 3M, switching sides and now representing the State of Minnesota (“State”) against 3M on exactly the same issues about which Covington had earlier advised 3M.

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A long-running suit in which 3M Corp. accused Covington & Burling LLP of “greed-motivated side-switching” and betraying a

A long-running suit in which 3M Corp. accused Covington & Burling LLP of “greed-motivated side-switching” and betraying a decadesold client relationship when it took on a state of Minnesota chemical dumping case against the company has ended in a settlement.

Following a joint filing early last month, the Minnesota court overseeing the company’s breach-of-duty suit against the elite international firm last week canceled a trial that had been scheduled for April.

“The matter was settled amicably and in exchange for a payment by Covington or its

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