Orlando Mask Making Feud

Posted on: April 15, 2020
Price of a Covid-19 Mask / Lawsuits / Civil Trial Attorneys / Orlando Oviedo Winter Springs Altamonte Winter Garden Winter Park Lawyers / Beers and Gordon P.A.When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started encouraging Americans to start wearing masks, soon after hospitals had claimed a shortage, this led to a number of companies ratcheting up their manufacturing and their distribution, the latter of which soon become a question mark of corporate integrity. In one case closer to home, an Orlando-based company said it could sell 15 million masks at $6 each, a cost nearly double the average under a quarantine in which many people are willing to pay whatever it takes. But it wasn’t the cost of these masks that led to a growing feud. Rather, the absence a product altogether.

According to 3M, which has been selling masks for some time, a number of lawsuits have been filed in multiple states, against third party distributors who didn’t follow through with their end, 3M alleging that these companies are taking advantage of fears and vulnerabilities in the system, making promises they can’t, or won’t keep. At issue in Florida is the claim that Geftico LLC is only posing as a distributor with no intention of ever intending to provide masks.

According to one news sources:

The Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz was openly critical about these so-called distributors for 3M, going off on the company as the COVID-19 crisis unfolded for not having a better handle over who was selling its product.

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