Monsanto to Pay $45 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Popular Weed Killers
Monsanto has agreed to pay up to $45 million as part of a class action settlement resolving false advertising and breach-of-warranty claims surrounding certain Roundup®, HDX® and Ace® weed and grass killer products.
The lawsuit says that Monsanto failed to disclose that its products and their active ingredient, glyphosate, could potentially cause cancer or other adverse health effects.
This case is not a personal-injury case. Plaintiffs do not allege any injuries or that they became ill from exposure to the products. Monsanto has not admitted any wrongdoing but has agreed to the settlement.
Monsanto denies Plaintiffs’ allegations and any wrongdoing and disputes the Class’s right to recover anything. Nevertheless, it has agreed to settle the lawsuit for the purpose of avoiding the time and expense of further litigation.
You are eligible for a rebate if you purchased on of the affected Monsanto products (other than for resale or distribution) in the United States during the class period. The class period will depend on the state in which each class member made their purchase. A list of class periods is available on the settlement website.
These products were sold widely at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Wal-Mart, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and in the United States territories. They were also available at stores including Target, Ace Hardware, True Value, Orchard Supply, and Amazon.com.
Payments will be between $0.55 and $33 per unit, depending on the product. Claim Forms must be submitted online or postmarked no later than October 19, 2022.
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